Philippine Tarsier in Bohol

The Philippine tarsier, (Tarsius syrichta) is very small animal.  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.

The tarsier is a mammal animal. There eyes is very sensitive so you have to turn-off the flash of your camera when you take pictures. This picture was taken in the riverside of Loboc, Bohol where you can see a lot of tarsiers.


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