Unique Animals Found In The Philippines. Found in brazil, the penis snake was discovered by sir graham hales in rainforest ecosystems. One of two species of lemurs that can fly, and this one is found exclusively in the philippines.
Found in laos and vietnam, the saola, or also known as ‘asian unicorn’, is closely related to cattles and is one of the rarest animals in the world. This is a list of threatened plant and animal species in the philippines as classified by the international union for conservation of nature (iucn). This flying lemur is actually not a lemur and does not fly instead glide from higher to lower trees.
Gener geminiano (author) from land of salt, philippines on april 25, 2010:
This flying lemur is actually not a lemur and does not fly instead glide from higher to lower trees. The philippines are inhabited by more than 200 species of mammals, including water buffalo (carabao), goats, horses, hogs, cats, dogs, monkeys, squirrels, lemurs, mice, pangolins (scaly anteaters), chevrotains (mouse deer), mongooses, civet cats, and red and brown deer, among others. Inflatable sharks are one of the new species of marine creatures discovered in philippines’ verde island passage —a strait that separates luzon from mindoro and widely known for its rich marine biodiversity. The wildlife of the philippines is so biodiverse that it boasts a staggering 52,177 species.