See The Philippine Tarsier Like Never Before!
Book a tour today to SEE the Famous Philippine Tarsier its AMAZING! These are endangered species and are returning through conservation of Bohol.
We offer the best tours to see the famous Philippine tarsier, (Tarsius syrichta) is very peculiar small animal. In fact it is one of the smallest known primates, no larger than a adult men’s hand.
Mostly active at night, it lives on a diet of insects. Folk traditions sometimes has it that Tarsiers eat charcoal, but actually they retrieve the insects from (sometimes burned) wood. It can be found in the islands of Samar, Leyte, Bohol, and Mindanao in the Philippines.
If no action is taken, the tarsier might not survive. Although it is a protected species, and the practice of catching them and then selling them as stuffed Tarsier’s to tourists has stopped, the species is still threatened by the destruction of his natural forest habitat. Many years of both legal and illegal logging and slash-and-burn agriculture have greatly reduced these forests, and reduced the tarsier population to a dangerously small size. If no action is taken now, the Philippine Tarsier can soon be added to the list of extinct species.
Not “The Worlds Smallest Monkey”
“The world’s smallest monkey” is an often heard slogan. However, it is not a monkey.
In truth, its classification is somewhat problematic. Some scientists consider tarsiers to be a taxonomic suborder among the primates. While, because they are closely related
to lemurs, lorises and bush babies,others classify them with the prosimians to which these animals belong.
Monkeys and apes belong to the suborder of anthropoids.
It is also similar to the Famous lemur monkeys of Madagascar the name lemur which is a part of the primate family known as strepsirrhines. “Lemur”.
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