Endemic Animals of the Philippines

There are many endemic animals of the Philippines. Many of these animals are only found in that country. Endemic means that these animals are native to a country. They are not found anywhere else in the world.

There are over 7,000 island in the Philippines. This produces many unique ecosystems on land and in the sea. Organisms evolve in different ways within these varied ecosystems. The result are unique organisms that are rare and found nowhere else in the world.

Endangered Species

Because so many animals are rare, the endemic animals are vulnerable to extinction. Species that are in danger of becoming extinct are considered endangered. The Philippines has a number of endangered mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians.

The unique ecosystems of the Philippines have resulted in many unique animals. However, these animals are often rare and more likely to become endangered.

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Webster Gabiana
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Ang Hayop ng Pilipinas ang ilang mga makamandag at mapanganib at cute.

Webster Gabiana
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The Animals of the Philippines are some venomous and dangerous and cute.Many unique ecosystems on land and in the sea.The animals are some flying in the sky like eagles all birds.

Ronand Abella
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Sa bihira na hindi natin makita angmga ito ay hindi din natin ito pabayaan dahil ito amang ay nakiita sa ating lugar.At wala na pa sa iba ma gagawa pa.Ang mga bihirang mga hayop na nawa-wala ay mamatay kahit asan pa ito makikita.

Ronand Abella
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There are over 7,000 islands in the Philippines.There are a lot of endemic species in the Philippines and they are endangered of extinction.Endemic means these can only found in that place.In the Philippines, the mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians are endangered of extinction.

Webster Gabiana
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Ang ilang mga hayop ay sa Pilipinas ang ilan ay malayo pagkatapos ay ang Philippines.