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Unusual Deer Found on RP Island
Written by Loren   
Saturday, 13 June 2009

According to a British-Filipino scientific expedition, one of the rarest deer has been found in a territory of the Philippine forest. The statement was given as a result of the group's three week sortie into Mount Mandalagan in the north of Negros Island last month.

Cervus alfredi are found only in the central Philippines and before the herds dwindled through heavy hunting and rapid habitat loss, they were represent on the islands of Cebu, Guimaras, Leyte, Masbate, Negros, Panay and Samar.

The species is notable for its distinctive pattern of buff-coloured spots scattered across its dark brown back and sides.

This proved that Philippine forests still harbour many rare and unique species, found nowhere else in the world.

This discovery will be presented at Britain's Royal geographical Society on September 3. [via]


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