Luzon Beats Madagascar in Having More Concentration of Unique Mammals

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Just when most of us thought that Madagascar houses the most number of unique mammals compared to any place in the world, apparently, an island in the Philippines does so.

According to a post on Smithsonian Mag, Luzon is home to more endemic mammals compared to this African island country.

The post said that a 15-year study showed, “out of 56 species of mammals (not including bats) on the island, a staggering 52 were found to be endemic.”

They even called Luzon a “biological treasure trove”.

Apparently, a good reason for this is Luzon’s size. Luzon is relatively big to serve as a home to many mammals. Additionally, as time passed by, more mammals found the right ingredients to live and evolve on the island.

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