Some Unique Philippine Animals

Cool and unique Philippine animals.

Philippine Bamboo Bat x1nuenl

Weighing only 1/20th of an ounce, the bat is the size of a large bumble bee when it is born and is noted as one of the smallest mammals on earth.

Cantor’s Giant Soft-shelled Turtle 2nk7e2y

This freshwater turtle can grow up to 6ft and are mostly carnivorous.

Deer Mouse


Noted as the world’s smallest hoofed mammal, the Philippines Mouse Deer makes it home in Balabac Island in the extreme southern region of Palawan. Known by locals as the Pilandok, this little gem stands at only 40 centimeters at shoulder height.

Philippine Tarsier


Noted as one of the smallest primates on earth, the Tarsier is unique in so many ways it is simply amazing. First it is believed to be approximately 45 million years old and it is one of the oldest land species existing in the Philippines. The Tarsier is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as having the largest eyes of any known animal.



Once killed for its meat, the whale shark was considered a nuisance as it often would capsize fishing boats and destroy nets due to its enormous size.

Inflatable Shark

As their name suggests, they have the ability to puff up by pumping water into their bellies.

Flying Dragon wzhquv7

Local hunters falsely believe that these are poisonous. They usually eat insects.

Palawan Bearded Pig

Much larger than the other wild pig species in the Philippines with total length of 5 feet. The Palawan Bearded Pig usually stays in forests,

Philippine Tube-Nosed Fruit Bat


Unlike other species, it prefer roots of trees instead of caves.