The Philippine tarsier, Carlito syrichta, known locally as mawmag in Cebuano/Visayan and mamag in Luzon, is a species of tarsier endemic to the Philippines. It is found in the southeastern part of the archipelago, particularly on the islands of Bohol, Samar, Leyte and Mindanao. Wiki
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In 2012, Dr. Milada Rehakovas research brought her back to Dinagat Island, Philippines. It was her second expedition to the island in pursuit of insights on the tarsier, but she had another rare animal in her mind too: the bushy-tailed cloud rat (Crateromys australis). The species had been presumed extinct it hadnt been seen in decades but Rehakova thought it might still be around. She laughs as she tells the story of how her husband, skeptical that shed find an extinct species, was actually the first to spot the bushy-tailed cloud rats brown body with its unmistakable black and white tail.
Tribal farmers planting trees in environmentally threatened Mt. Mayapay have discovered tarsiers in this city's last ecosystem frontier.
Classified as primates or mammals, the Philippine tarsier with scientific name Tarsius syrichta is considered endangered.
Like humans, the female tarsier delivers her baby once in a year after a gestation period of six months. This is seen as the reason, aside from highly threatened habitats, the tarsier population is declining.
Mt. Mayapay tribal farmers have found male and female tarsiers, and last May was the fourth time they came across the prima ...
Philippine Tarsier is the smallest primate not only the Philippines, but in the world! These cute little primates are introverts and loves being in a quiet and serene place. So if you happen to visit them, try to keep the volume a little lower (especially when you meet the first tarsier) hahah! it's really exciting. They do get stressed out so try to keep it in a more quiet zone.
Tarsiers are so tiny! they're literally the size of your hand or smaller depending on how big your hands are lol! Although it's tempting to pet these lovely creatures, it's best to keep your hands to yourself.
Another tarsier was found in one of the forested areas in Tagum last 22 May 2017 ??" the fourth among the sighted and rescued tarsiers in the city.
Located at Barangay New Balamban, in a forest adjacent to the Bird Park of this city, the male tarsier was discovered sitting on the ground by a local resident named Richard Pag-ong while tending the jungle-like area.
He turned the tarsier over to the staff of the Bird Park, who immediately reported the sighting to the City Environment and Natural Resources Office and surrendered the little creature to the latter for further action.
With its teeny body and massive eyes, it's easy to adore the Philippine tarsier. But the world's second-smallest primate is threatened by extinction.
It's also the second-smallest, weighing just three to five ounces and measuring up to six inches long.
Just how tiny is that? About the size of an adult palm.
Native to the southeastern Philippines, the 45-million-year-old species faces a triple threat to its existence: low birth rates, exploitative tourism and habitat destruction from logging and mining.
According to the International Primate Protection League, there are between 5,00 ...
The natural forests of Bohol were once the only known habitat of the Philippine tarsier. But in recent years, it was discovered that the world's smallest primate also lives in forested areas of Samar and Leyte and in the islands of Dinagat and Siargao.
In Mindanao, sightings of tarsiers have been reported in South Cotabato and Sarangani (particularly in the forests of Maitum). In Davao Region, colonies of tarsiers have been found in barangay Bobon in Mati City, Davao Oriental and barangay Suaon in Kapalong, Davao del Norte.
So, it's not surprising that in the towns of New Corella and Asu ...