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Tamaraw

Tamaraw
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Artiodactyla
Family:Bovidae
Subfamily:Bovinae
Genus:Bubalus
Species:mindorensis
Binomial name
Bubalus mindorensis

The tamaraw (Bubalus mindorensis) or Mindoro dwarf buffalo is a bovine that is endemic to the island of Mindoro in the Philippines. The tamaraw was originally found all over the island, from the sea level up to the mountains, but is now found in a few remote grassy plains. The tamaraw is an endangered species.

The tamaraw is considered as a national symbol of the Philippines. An image of the tamaraw could be found on the 1980 to early 1990 one-Peso coins.



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