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Goodbye, Kali





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The only surviving Tamaraw (Bubalus mindorensis) in captivity died last week. He reached the very senior age of 21.

Tamaraws live from 20 to 25 years.

Critically endangered, there are less than 500 of them living in the wild today.

I was fortunate enough to have visited Kali (Kali is short for his full name, Kalibasib) when we filmed @MatanglawinTV’s 10th anniversary show three years ago at Mt. Iglit-Baco National Park.

By the way, “Matanglawin” is back on air Saturdays and Sundays at 9:30 am on a2zchannel11.



ALL ABOUT THE TAMARAW: The tamaraw or Mindoro dwarf buffalo can be found only in the island of Mindoro.

Wikipedia describes it as a small hoofed mammal belonging to the family Bovidae. It is endemic to the island of Mindoro in the Philippines, and is the only endemic Philippine bovine.


TRIVIA PA MORE (Various Sources): Flamingos are born white. That’s their natural color. As they grow old, however, their color changes to pink due to their diet of mostly brine shrimp and algae.

Alberta, Canada has the reputation of being the largest rat-free populated area in the world.

All clownfish are born male. Some turn to female to enable mating. Sila pala ang unang transsexual.


Send your questions on anything and everything to Kuya Kim through my Twitter account @kuyakim_atienza using #AlaminKayKuyaKim.