Scientific name: Other names: Tamaraw. Bubalus mindorensis. Mindoro dwarf buffalo, Timaraw, Tamarao, Tamarau, Mindorobüffel, Búfalo de. Bubalus mindorensis is included in the subgenus Bubalus [Hamilton-Smith, ], being affiliated with the Asiatic water buffalo (B. arnee). Bubalus mindorensis Heude, Taxonomic (Download Help) Bubalus mindorensis TSN Reference for: Bubalus mindorensis, tamaraw [ English].

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AfricachimpanzeeconservationfilmIn the Fieldlab chimpsLiberiaPrimatesprimatologyrehabilitationtrue storywildlifewildlife filmWildscreen Festival. The tamaraw is fully protected under Philippine law 1 and the Iglit-Baco National Park now also known as the Mangyan Heritage Park 5 was established for its protection 2although this area is not exempt from being impacted by the threats mentioned above.

A greyish-white stripe runs from the inner corner of the eye outwards and greyish-white patches are also found on the legs and neck 5.

Due to the decline of the B. Gestation is to days, timed so that births occur during Mindoro’s wet season June to Novemberallowing the neonates access to a fresh, abundant food supply.

North shore marsupial frog Gastrotheca espeletia. American Society of Mammalogist. Kobus Upemba lechwe K. The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support. East African oryx O. Half of these occurred when the animals were condensed into small fragments of habitat due to fires, while two others were of an adult male chasing dispersing juvenile males.

Young tamaraw may be born throughout Mindoro’s rainy season from June to November when food is most plentiful. During the rainy season they feed on shoots of bamboo Schizostachyum spp. The nose and lips have black skin. As a result, hunters were said to prefer to shoot it from a platform high in the trees 4.


While not as heavily exploited as other large, endangered mammals, the mjndorensis population on Mindoro was subject to some harvesting pressure buba,us subsistence hunters before conservation efforts were spurred towards the latter half of the 20th century.

Towards the tips, the horns become more rounded in cross-section, and the sharp tips may come close together Rabor, Biotropica18 3: It is believed, however, to have once also thrived on the larger island of Luzon. It is also known as the Mindoro dwarf buffalo Hedges et al.

Init was described as Anoa bubalis mindorensisa subspecies of the then-water buffalo species Anoa bubalis.

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Pelage turns slate colored at 3 to 4 years of age, and adult coloration is achieved at 5 years of age. The organization has successfully bred a tamaraw, nicknamed “Kali”, in captivity in Very little is known about communication in tamaraws. The following page uses this file: The mindorenais nature of the tamaraw is suggested to mindorehsis an adaptation to a forest environment, where large groups would prove to be a hindrance Eisenberg, in Kuehn, Horn length and thickness can be used to age tamaraws in the field.

Philippines Hedges et al. With the listing, CITES recognizes the species as critically endangered and threatened with extinction. The original dipterocarp forests of the region are found only as remnants along limestone ridges where there are protected from fire Talbot and Talbot, From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository.

Lowland anoa Bubalus depressicornis.

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Terms of Use – The displayed portlet may be used as a link from your website to Arkive’s online content for private, scientific, conservation or educational purposes only. It is likely that tamaraws communicate also through some auditory and chemical cues.


These characteristics among others led taxonomists to categorize these animals as a unique species, and not a sub-species of Asiatic water buffalo B. The calving rate estimated by number of yearlings is considerably high OpenStreetMap – Google Earth. Among four captive tamaraw, Suchomel noted that the female was significantly more aggressive especially to strange humans than the males.

The tamaraw was historically hunted heavily for meat and as a trophy animal Rabor, Mud wallowing in captive tamaraw is observed most frequently during the day, and this activity is likely important in wild animals as indicated by the presence of mud wallows throughout appropriate habitat Talbot and Talbot, ; Momongan and Walde, in Custodio et al.

After a gestation of days, a single young is born Buchholtz, Most youngsters will stay with their mothers until they are between two and four years old. Cows are often accompanied by young of several years.

Bubalus mindorensis has the appearance of a typical member of its family. Geographic Range Tamaraws are found only on the island of Mindoro in the Philippines.

The basal circumference of one horn was Sylvicultor Zebra duiker C. Given their current small population size, tamaraws are not likely to play a dominant role in the ecosystem processes of present-day Mindoro.