BOHOL TARSIER- WORLD’S SMALLEST PRIMATE

BOHOL TARSIER- WORLD’S SMALLEST PRIMATE

Bohol is home to not just the world’s biggest snake in captivity but also the world’s smallest primate — the tarsier! Yes! The most adorable cute wide eye creature!

The province of Bohol is famous for the Chocolate Hills and the tarsier. Right after breakfast @ SUN Avenue Pension, we headed straight to this place where there were several trees surrounded by fences. It didn’t take long for us to see the numerous tarsiers clinging on the branches.

At the Gate they have this big signage -Remember, NO FLASH and NO TOUCH.  With their big round eyes, flash would definitely blind the tarsier! Please be considerate.They get stressed out when people touch them. Please take note that tarsiers commit suicide by smashing their heads against hard objects when they get stressed out. So please, NO FLASH and NO TOUCH, wag matigas ang ulo, live and let live!

I cried FOUL, when I learned that some tourist uses flash when they take photos. If you happened to visit the Tarsier be it in Bohol or elsewhere in the Philippines please remind your fellow tourist, not to use flash and not to touch the Tarsier. Let’s be vigilant in our own little way! Help preserve the TARSIER.

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  1. It is being said that Tarsier is a suicidal animal especially when they are caged or remove from their natural habitat. They are most like to get suicidal when they are touch due to stress and sleep deprivation during the day, tarsier are nocturnal animal..

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