There are things which Filipinos are proud of. It is because of some things which are found only in the Philippines. I have only seen a few of them because some of them are already endangered, but I know that they are all beautiful.
Below are some of the examples.
It is considered to be the largest clam in the world, and inside it is the largest pearl named “The Pearl of Lao Tzu”. What is interesting is not the shell, but the pearl. It weighs 14 pounds and measures 9.5 inches long and 5.5 inches in diameter. It was valued $42million, and it is believed to be 600 years of age.
It is a dwarf buffalo which is only found in the Island Of Palawan. It looks like a normal water buffalo but it is quite smaller.
It is known to be the smallest fish that can be found only in the Philippines. Males can grow up to 1.1cm, while females can reach up to 1.5cm.
Philippine Mouse Deer
It is known to be the smallest hoofed mammal.
This is also called the “monkey eating eagle”. It is known to be the largest eagle surpassing the Harpy Eagle of the United States of America. With an estimated population of 100 to 300, their kind is considered to be endangered specie.
It is a small, freshwater crocodile. There are less than 100 Philippine crocodiles surviving in the wild.
It is known to be the smallest monkey that can only be found in the Philippines. It is considered to be carnivorous because it feeds on insects, spiders, lizards, birds, etc. It is also nocturnal and arboreal.
Giant golden-crowned flying fox
The largest are fruit bat that can be found only in Sarangani, Philippines. It is considered to be nocturnal because it is asleep in the morning, while awake in the evening.
The beautiful can be found only in the Calamian Group of Islands in Palawan.
There are other unique things and animals which are only found in the Philippines, but these 9 are considered to be popular. Biyahe Tayo sa Pilipinas!