Wild pigs of the Philippines

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The Philippines (Filipino: Baboy Ramo or Baboy Damo) has four endemic species of wild pigs. This makes the Philippines unique in having arguably the largest number of endemic wild pigs (Genus Sus).[1][2] Two separate populations of unstudied wild pig species have been reported on the islands of Tawi-Tawi (near Sabah, Malaysia),[3] and Tablas (in the central Philippines).[4]

Hybridization with domestic pigs is becoming very common.

Philippine wild pig species[edit]


  1. ^ Pigs, Peccaries, and Hippos Status Survey and Action Plan, Chapter 5.6, Philippine Warty Pigs (1993)
  2. ^ "Wayback Machine". web.archive.org. May 15, 2011. Retrieved April 8, 2020. Cite uses generic title (help)
  3. ^ Lucchini, V., Meijaard, E., Diong, C. H., Groves, C. P. & Randi, E. 2005. New phylogenetic perspectives among species of South-east Asian wild pig (Sus sp.) based on mtDNA sequences and morphometric data. Journal of Zoology 266, 25-35.
  4. ^ Asian Wild Pig News, Asian Wild Pig Research and Conservation Group, Vol. 2 (1) (January 2002).

External links[edit]

  • [1] last accessed 23 June 2011.