Only Found in the Philippines

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.

Tridacna Gigas

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.

Pandaka Pygmaea

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.

Philippine Eagle

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.

Philippine Crocodile

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.

Calamian Deer

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!

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37 Responses to “Only Found in the Philippines”
  1. Rana Sinha Says...

    On May 21, 2008 at 4:39 am

    Very interesting. Thanks. I’ve never been to Philippines but now I have more reason to.

  2. Judy Sheldon Says...

    On May 21, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    Acecampillo, you are quite right. They are beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

  3. nobert soloria bermosa Says...

    On May 21, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    nice piece bro,,,
    i appreciate your effort in promoting your articles.

  4. Gwen Cuizon Says...

    On May 21, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    These are but few of the reasons why I’m proud to be Filipino. Thanks for promoting the Philippines.

  5. william rodriguez II Says...

    On May 21, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    Interesting article.

  6. lanne Says...

    On May 21, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    Very nice article. Lovely pictures and good information.

  7. acecampillo Says...

    On May 21, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    Thank you very much for those who liked the article.I am proud to say that Philippines could be one of the most beautiful places in the World.

  8. Andy-N Says...

    On May 22, 2008 at 11:40 pm

    Very cool pictures.

    There are so many beautiful places I need to get too. Thanks fo rgiving me another place I want to go.

  9. Jomz Says...

    On May 26, 2008 at 4:13 am

    to the author, Tamaraws are endemic to the island of Mindoro not Palawan. that’s why people used to call Mindoro as “Land of the Tamaraws”

  10. acecampillo Says...

    On May 26, 2008 at 11:18 pm

    Thank you for you the corrections. I did not just see that error, but I know that its from mindoro. God Bless You All!

  11. Liane Schmidt Says...

    On May 27, 2008 at 12:30 am

    This is a great article.

    Best wishes.


    -Liane Schmidt.

  12. JEM Says...

    On July 24, 2008 at 2:09 am

    ,,i likr it..

  13. ana Says...

    On September 2, 2008 at 8:15 am

    the philippines animals is great!

  14. Tel Says...

    On September 5, 2008 at 12:09 am

    Very informative of the Phils.

  15. cgsl Says...

    On September 17, 2008 at 5:33 am

    nice shot on the Philippine eagle

  16. edgar Says...

    On September 22, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    thanks,,i am proud to be filipino!!

  17. rizi Says...

    On September 23, 2008 at 8:14 am

    can u help me choose among these animals to be my bet as ‘the most fascinating animal in the philippines’.. thanks.

  18. acecampillo Says...

    On September 24, 2008 at 4:56 am

    I would say that the ‘Philippine Eagle’ can be the most fascinating animal in the Philippines because of its characteristics. You can already see in the picture above how elegant this animal is.

  19. angela Says...

    On October 7, 2008 at 7:46 am

    it is awesome promise and i love it so much

  20. pia marie Says...

    On October 10, 2008 at 12:50 am

    its elegant collection

  21. unknown Says...

    On October 15, 2008 at 6:40 am

    i am proud to be a ™filipino™

  22. J/K Says...

    On February 11, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    Which of these species is good for eating when drinking beer with your buddies?

  23. Grayvin Says...

    On April 14, 2009 at 3:22 am

    Philippine Eagle is known to be the largest Eagle not second.

  24. ChRiS Says...

    On April 16, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    sweet, i needed this!

  25. acecampillo Says...

    On April 17, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    Yes, I must make revisions for this article.. The Philippine Eagle is the largest eagle in the world.

  26. Sanzu Says...

    On August 24, 2009 at 3:53 am

    Hmmmm………All of It! All of it I like it!

  27. anonymous Says...

    On September 2, 2009 at 6:58 am

    You’re a great help!
    I need this in my project!
    - I <3 Philippines -

  28. Ethel Says...

    On October 18, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    I hope that they would not be extinc

  29. abigail prospero Says...

    On November 17, 2009 at 8:14 am

    The giant golden-crowned flying fox is so very scary…

  30. Jack Stocksworth Says...

    On April 24, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    Oh my word, dear, dear, oh my!

  31. Dean Says...

    On January 28, 2011 at 11:22 am

    I’m going to be the devils advocate.
    I personally don’t like saying this…
    I’m not so proud to be a Filipino.
    Let me explain. These animals are definitely like no other to the rest of the world and i agree. However, all i can read about them is that they are endangered or about to become extinct or already extinct. It makes me ask how does this make filipinos who’s is responsible for their own homeland proud??

    It seems like people here are proud to be filipinos simply because such beiutiful creatures live in The Philippines. It puzzles me why they are so poud when we cannot look after them. It makes me sick.

    I apologise to the people i offend. Special to the people who actualy cares for this native animals and gives time to lokk after these animals’ livelyhood.

    On the positive note.. Lovely pictures.
    I hope me and my children will get the chance to see most of them in person.

  32. Yo Mamma Says...

    On February 22, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    This really helped my geography project ;)

  33. Fesmi Says...

    On February 24, 2011 at 1:08 am

    You are very right.
    Unfortunately, deforestation and poaching are the very reason why most of these creatures are so severely threatened.. And no matter how highly we regard their beauty to be, the recovery of the population numbers have a very, very long way to go. It is not so much of the recovery of the population anymore either. Rather, it is humans taking a proactive approach to this and actually allowing these creatures to replenish their numbers. I mean, take for example the giant golden-crowned bat. I keep reading on all these websites that there s a conservation program going underway (which is stated, but not cited, on Wiki).. And it shouldn’t even be about humans having to breed them in captivity, because we know that they won’t live as long, nor will they breed as quickly in there. I think it should be more about getting down to the source of their predation and creating some kind of protective law or statute or something to incriminate those who simply hunt them for their meat. I mean, there are so many other types of animals who don’t face extinction so it’s not like there should be an excuse for needing that specific type of food. And if these laws cannot be passed, then maybe simply raising awareness or something. Jeez, I wish I could do more about this than just type about it on the computer :/

  34. jhon kenneth motilla Says...

    On June 14, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    ang ganda ngayonm ko lang nalaman ang mga natatanging hayop sa pilipinas

  35. Salim Raheem Ibrahim Says...

    On June 17, 2011 at 12:51 am

    This is Amazing! foreigners should know about these animals there so Marvelous!

  36. Gaweon Says...

    On August 18, 2011 at 4:15 am

    I am not a Filipino, pero natitira ako dito. Ang ganda sa pilipinas, noh.

  37. keith_14 Says...

    On April 5, 2012 at 1:45 am

    yehhhhhh!!!!!!!!! ganda talaga ng pilipinas !! so manny unique animals

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