The Tamaraw is a critically endagered species of buffalo and is endemic to the island of Mindoro in the Philippines.

Also known as the Mindoro dwarf buffalo it is smaller and stockier than the Carabao and has lighter face markings and has horns which are V-shaped.

Oringinally it was found all over Mindoro, from sea level up to the mountains, but because of human habitation, hunting, and logging, it is now restricted to only a few remote grassy plains. Current estimates place the wild tamaraw population from thirty to two hundred individuals.

Similar to the Carabao the Tamaraw is sometimes considered to be a national symbol of the Philippines and is found on the 1980-to-early-1990 version of the one-peso coins.

Philippine Animals #1007, 8 Jan 1969

Endemic Philippine Animals #2352b, 30 Mar 1995

part of a se-tenant block of 4

New Year's Greeting #2247 and part of 2247a (imperf), 16 Dec 1996

#2447 occurs as singles and as part of a souvenir sheet (#2247a) which occurs perf and imperf

Hong Kong '97 Stamp Exhibition #2460f, 12 Feb 1997

part of a souvenir sheet se-tenant block of 6, differs from previous issue as date 1997 and does not include the blue security marking

50 years of Philippines-Canada Diplomatic Relations #2640 and 2641, 15 Nov 1999

Hong Kong 2001 Stamp Exhibititon #2711a, 1 Feb 2001

Hong Kong 2001 Stamp Exhibititon #2712, 4 Feb 2001

The 12 Animals of the Lunar New Year Cycle #2926b and 2927d, 9 Sept 2004

#2926b part of a se-tenant block of 12 and 2627d part of a se-tenant block of 6

Far Eastern University 'Save the Tamaraw' Project #3460 and 3461, 22 Jan 2013

The Tamaraw is also the mascot of every FEU athletic team

Philippines-Finland Bilateral Relations, 60th Anniversary #xxx, 3 Jun 2015

part of a se-tenant pair 



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