The Philippines Is a very diverse country when it comes to wildlife. The archipelago is blessed with 7107 Islands and a home to a diverse range of flora and fauna. When it comes to discovery rate of new animals, the Philippines is one of the highest in the world. The country boasts a variety of unique species, but some of these animals, which are indigenous only to the Philippines, stand out because of their sizes.
Here is a list of the longest, largest and smallest animals that can only be found in the Philippines.
THE PHILIPPINE TARSIER – THE SMALLEST PRIMATE
The City of Bohol is the home of small primates with large eyes and ears, and long tail and hind legs. Traveling to Bohol will never be complete if you never had a glimpse of these wide-eyed creatures. These cute little monkeys are considered as one of the smallest primates in the world.
THE PHILIPPINE EAGLE – LARGEST IN LENGTH
Also known as the Monkey-eating Eagle, the Philippine Eagle is considered the largest existing eagle in the world when it comes when it comes to length having a magnificent wingspan of two meters. Because of its size and rarity, the Philippine Eagle was declared as the national bird of the Philippines.
RETICULATED PHYTON – THE LONGEST SNAKE
The Reticulated Phyton is the longest species of snake as well as the longest reptile. This kind of snake is usually found in Southeast Asia, with an average length of 10 to 20 feet, but there are cases where a Reticulated Phyton with more than 30 feet in length was found.