The world’s largest carnivorous tiger nail (Flamingo felineis) is being used as ‘cat foods’ in the Philippines, an investigation has found.
The tiger, which was previously thought to be extinct, is now thought to have been spotted in the wild and is now believed to be widespread in the southern Philippines.
The study, which involved researchers from the US and Mexico, found the plant can be used to provide a nutritional supplement to humans as well as to provide an alternative source of food.
Researchers from the University of the Philippines said that they found that the plant was useful for cats and that its roots are easy to grow.
They said that the plants roots are able to hold water and that they can be fertilised to produce new leaves that can grow into new plants.
However, they added that the roots could also be harvested for food and other uses.
In the Philippines the plant has become a tourist attraction and has been seen in tourist areas, restaurants and tourist accommodation.
It has also been used in local pet markets as a snack and is often used to treat diseases and insect infestations.
The Philippines is one of the world’s most densely populated countries with an estimated 2.3 million people.
The country has been dealing with an increasingly severe pandemic since the end of May.
The number of confirmed cases has soared, with an average of 992 cases per day and a total of 10,934 confirmed cases in the last 24 hours.
However the government has struggled to contain the outbreak.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the pandemic a global public health emergency, and has declared a nationwide emergency to allow for rapid deployment of healthcare personnel.
In response to the outbreak, the Philippines government has begun allowing more people into hospitals to receive treatment for the coronavirus.
However some healthcare workers remain in quarantine.
Al Jazeera’s John Santucci reports.