Bohol, Philippines, tarsius o tarsier, world's smallest primates

The world’s smallest primates (where to find them)


Tarsius or tarsier is known as the world’s smallest primate.

It measures 4 to 5 inches.

It weights about 113 to 142 grams or around 4 to 5 ounces.

Tarsier has large eyes.

Photo credit to Britannica.com

It can rotate its head 180 degrees in each direction.

It can be found in the province of Bohol in the southern part of the Philippines.

Philippines is in Southeast Asia.

We visited Bohol four years ago.

From the city of Cebu we took the ferry SuperCat.

We waited patiently for the Sanctuary staff to locate the tarsier.

It was too small.

We did not touch it.

We only took pictures with the tarsier.

At day time the tarsier is asleep.

They are active at night time.It is an endangered species.


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