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Philippine Tarsier

Tarsius syrichta

Description:

It is an endangered species and is endemic to the Philippines. It's name is derived from its elongated "tarsus" or ankle bone. It's about 4 in in height

Habitat:

Tropical rain forests

Notes:

Look! It's smiling at me!

No species ID suggestions

12 Comments

LauraMaria
LauraMaria 2 years ago

Hehe, in the first one he really looks like he's up to no good! And I agree it looks like he's smiling in the second one, how cute! :) Did you find these in a nature reserve? Poor little endangered tarsiers.

KarenL
KarenL 2 years ago

Wow! Looks like a little devil!

AkashSatpathy
AkashSatpathy 2 years ago

Awesum spots...so less bt the best!!

SallyChuang
SallyChuang 2 years ago

cute...haha..big big eyes..

Diadem
Diadem 2 years ago

YODA!! :)

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 2 years ago

Welcome..!!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 2 years ago

Also remind me Mad Cartoons....!!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 2 years ago

This figure is famous due to Star Wars Sci-Fi movies..!!

Diadem
Diadem 2 years ago

Thank for the like AshishNimkar

Diadem
Diadem 2 years ago

@ToriSchulte
Yeah they really are..due to the quickly growing human population, which causes more and more forests to be converted to farmland, housing areas and roads, the place where the Philippine Tarsier can live its secluded life is disappearing. An the never ending hunting of it for pets or for trade.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 2 years ago

Nice...happy in freedom..!!

ToriSchulte
ToriSchulte 2 years ago

Aaawwww poor little guy! Why are they endangered? Do you know?

Bohol, Philippines

Lat: 9.64, Long: 124.03

Spotted on Oct 4, 2010
Submitted on Jun 25, 2011

Reference

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