Tamaraw in its natural habitat in Mindoro Island; skeleton of a tamaraw at the Museum of Natural History, UPLB Mt Makiling Laguna
The tamaraw is known to live for about 20 years, with an estimated lifespan of about 25. The adult female tamaraw gives birth to one offspring after a gestation period of about 300 days.There is an interbirth interval of two years, although one female has been sighted with three juveniles. The calf stays for 2–4 years with its mother before becoming independent.
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Credit: Museum of Natural History UPLB, Marlo Rotor for the photo. and Wikipedia