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Mayumi the Forest Pig

Words by Rachel L. Shaw
Illustrations by Ingrid Camille G. Tan

Mayumi is a Visayan Warty Pig. She is a curious young pig and likes to play and explore the forest that is her home. She doesn’t mind when she gets separated from her family until nightfall when the noises of the forest are scary and she realizes she does need her family after all.


Pigs like Mayumi live on the islands of Negros and Panay in the Philippines. All the animals she meets are found on the same islands. Most of them are found nowhere else.


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Rachel L. Shaw


Cares passionately about wildlife and the environment. She lives in the U.K. and works for a wildlife charity. Rachel has a strong connection with the Philippines after taking part in an exchange visit organized by Rotary Clubs and is an honorary member of the Rotary Club of West Bay, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines. Rachel hopes that stories of the endemic and endangered animals of the Philippines will help spark a lifelong interest in them and their conservation.

Ingrid Camille G. Tan


is a digital illustrator currently working as a game artist in Makati. She likes drawing animals and make believe places, magical creatures, and the like. Ingrid loves dark chocolate and dreams of flying during her spare time.