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Golden-Crowned Flying Fox
Scientific Name: Acerodon jubatus
Native to the Philippines
Its diet consists of papaya, figs, and leaves.
The Golden-Crowned Flying Fox helps with pollination. After it eats the figs, it drops the seeds as it flies.
Its endangered because it is hunted to be eaten as "pulutan", which is any snack eaten while consuming alcohol.
Scientific Name: Acacia koaia
Occupies less than 20,000 sq. km.
Native to Hawaii
It is vulnerable due to pigs, feral goats, deer, and invasive alien plants.
The Koai'a is a tree in the pea family. Its wood was once used to make tools. Its leaves are used to make a tea, that is used to "wash diseased skin".