Mammals

Warty Pig

Name: 
(Baboy talunon)
Sus cebifrons negrinus

They are considered the most threatened wild pig species in the world. They are extinct in Cebu, Guimaras and probably Masbate and now found only on the remaining forest patches on Negros and Panay.

Unique among wild pigs, they grow long, floppy coarse mane during breeding season and shed it when breeding season is over.

Conservation Status: 
CRITICALLY ENDANGERED

Visayan Spotted Deer

Name: 
(Usa)
Rusa alfredi

One of the most endangered deer species in the world. Now extinct in the islands of Cebu, Guimaras and Masbate and only found in the remaining forest patches on Negros and Panay Islands.

Male spotted deer are differentiated from the females by their antlers. The males lose their antlers once a year and grow new ones.

Spotted deer are herbivores feeding on leaves, flowers, berries grasses and fruits. Therefore they are responsible for seed dispersal and regeneration of plants in the forest.

Conservation Status: 
ENDANGERED

Large Flying Fox

Name: 
(Kabog)
Pteropus vampyrus lanensis

Although the species name “vampyrus” may remind people of blood-drinking vampire bats, the flying fox eats plants. They are nocturnal and forages for fruit at night. They also eat flower, pollen, and nectar. Their tongue helps them reach nectar inside a flower while the teeth are adapted to cut through tough outer covering of fruits.

Conservation Status: 
NEAR THREATENED

Visayan Leopard Cat

Name: 
(Maral)
Prionailurus bengalensis rabori

At least 95% of their population has been wiped out. It is now known to survive only in the last few remaining forest patches on the islands of Panay, Negros and Cebu.

The Visayan leopard cat is one of the most distinct, attractively marked, and by far the smallest of all races of leopard cats weighing between 1.5 and 2.5 kg. It’s nocturnal and during the day it spends its time in dens that may be hollow trees, cavities under roots, or caves.

Conservation Status: 
VULNERABLE