Gallery V Mossy, Montane, and Pine Forests of the Philippines

The Gallery V of the National Museum of Natural History is about the high-elevation forests of the Philippines and the wildlife that inhabits these particular types of forests. The distinct characteristics and dynamics in these high-elevation forests provide the perfect shelter that caters to a unique set of plants and animals that only thrive in these types of environments. It showcases the birds, mammals, amphibians, insects, and plants that are found only in the mossy, montane, and pine forests of the Philippines. It also features the expedition camp diorama that introduces how biologists study the forest, plants, and animals. The gallery also provides a brief history of the zoology division of the National Museum of the Philippines and how post-World War II expeditions re-established the zoological reference collection of the Philippines.