There was a time in my life when my bullies called me a Tarsier, due to the enormous size of my eyes. I used to be a bit skinny, so, imagine how noticeable my eyes were, compare to the other parts of my figure.
I ignored my bullies. They had no idea that tarsiers are cute and cuddly. Like me. :))
Tarsiers are an endangered species in the Philippines. They’re one of the smallest monkeys in the world. They only measure at 3.35 – 6.30 inches in height.
They are nocturnal and their sleep shouldn’t be interrupted during the day. Although, when we visited the tarsier sanctuary in Bohol, these mammals were wide awake due to the volume of tourists taking flash photography and the level of noise, too. If I were one of them, I’d be mental.
When in captivity, some tarsiers commit suicide. They don’t like noises and human touches—just like how we caress our pet dogs or cats. Or maybe, they just don’t like homo sapiens because we are not cute, like them.
Do you know that their huge, bright eyes are fixed in their skull?
Should you go to the Philippines, one day, tarsiers are found in the Island of Bohol. There, you can find them in a sanctuary where visitors come and go.
OH, THE PLACES YOU'LL GO!
- Things to do in Bohol for a Day
- The Mural That Pricks Your Conscience
- Chocolate Hills in Bohol – View from Carmen Peak
- The Fabulous Marimar of Bohol
- The Chocolate Hills – View from Sagbayan Peak
- What it’s like inside Davao Crocodile Park
- Davao Butterfly Garden
- Nightlife in Boracay
- Boracay Island Beach is a Paradise
- Scenes in Quiapo
- Boracay Sunset is the best in the world
- Manila Bay Sunset