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Philippine Tarsier

Tarsius syrichta

Description:

Taken at a Tarsier Farm in Bohol, Philippines



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53 Comments (1–25)

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 2 years ago

Hi Jack. Didn't think of it that way - so no worries, no offense taken. Unfortunately it is a sad reality that there are "farms" and sanctuaries out there only out for entertainment and profits. Sorry to hear about your experience with the giraffe in the zoo. Must have been a traumatic experience for kid back then...

Looking forward to more spottings from you and welcome to Project Noah. Peanuts is so cute by the way :-)

ambientidm
ambientidm 2 years ago

hi eric
i wasn't passing any judgement on you just so you know
i am all for conservation efforts, but it had come to my attention that in many places (farms) these animals were being abused and mistreated for entertainment (profits from tourists)
being nocturnal with those very advanced night vision eyes they should be sleeping during the day
i actually completely hate zoos as well unless there is some sort of needed conservation/protection/rescue program which isn't a zoo
my hatred of zoos came when i went to one as a young child and saw the saddest giraffe in an enclosure that wasn't even tall enough for its head
i will never forget those sad eyes
i do not believe animals were put on the earth to entertain us but rather enlighten us to the wonders of their Creator

jack

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 2 years ago

They are. Thanks @surekha

surekha
surekha 2 years ago

They are always amazingly cute and beautiful for me!! Lovely captures, Eric!

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 2 years ago

Hi ambientidm. Yes this was in a conservation farm unfortunately. Thanks for the link. I think the local government issued a moratorium then (the article was Dec. 2010) and accredited only some. We went there and spotted this July of this year and where we went was one of those accredited I believe. Do agree that these may not be the best places for them. But then again, if we want to be strict about it, so are zoos and other controlled environments in a sense. As part of conservation efforts they need to show this to the public in order to create awareness and appreciation for the tarsiers. At least they were strict (as far as I know) on non-handling of the animals - just photos and no flash photography so as not to further de-stress them. And they were not caged (at least when we were there) and were in a semi-natural habitat. Just hope for the day that they are no longer endangered and freely roaming in the wild.

ambientidm
ambientidm 2 years ago

i did not realize this was at a tarsier farm
you should check out this link
they are not good places for these animals
http://www.mb.com.ph/node/294938/morator...

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 2 years ago

Thanks @ambientidm :-)

ambientidm
ambientidm 2 years ago

outstanding!!!!!!!

SeanWeekly
SeanWeekly 3 years ago

Thanks Guys, its only short trip, I will be will hopefully be coming over with my partner for about 4 days, just need some chilling out in Bananna island. Tom send me email address I will keep you in the email loop! ha ha bring on Phillipines and some photography sessions ha ha!

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 3 years ago

Cool Tom. Maybe we can help Sean plan his trip :-)

Tom Maebe
Tom Maebe 3 years ago

Hey SeanWeekly, if you plan to hit Palawan gimme a sign. I'm living here. I can give you some good tips aside from the obvious promoted spots.

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 3 years ago

Do you have any particular area you want in Palawan? It's actually quite easy to get there with daily flights from Manila. Send me an email at ebn711@gmail.com or through FB. Can help you plan your itinerary. Might join you if you like. Just have to plan my leave in the office :-)

SeanWeekly
SeanWeekly 3 years ago

Im thinking Palawan Island, but not sure how easy it is to get there? Thinking around the 8th to 11th Sep only a short trip.

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 3 years ago

I'm in Makati, Metro Manila Sean. Around when are you planning to go? Like to go diving?

SeanWeekly
SeanWeekly 3 years ago

Eric Where about in the phillipines are you? im thinking of coming over next month for a few days

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 3 years ago

Thanks Julius :-)

Fantastic photo!

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 3 years ago

You're welcome @KaushangVanker :-)

KaushangVanker
KaushangVanker 3 years ago

very happy to know conservation program.
thanks for sharing concern

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 3 years ago

Thanks @KaushangVanker. Technically they are as they were spotted in a conservation farm. They are endangered and hence the need for awareness and conservation. At least they are not caged and are in a semi-natural environment.

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 3 years ago

Thanks Imdang and Sara. thank you too Lars. You guys should check the video link Ann posted in the trail here. Really cool :-)

KaushangVanker
KaushangVanker 3 years ago

Lovly image ........hope its not captivated.
Very difficult to spot at daylight.

LarsKorb
LarsKorb 3 years ago

I see, Eric. Thanks for sharing this experience.

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 3 years ago

Thanks Lars. This was in a conservation farm meant for tourists to interact with them and raise awareness for conservation purposes. Yes they are nocturnal but I guess they got used to it. That's why maybe they are sluggish and gamely pose for the cameras. No flash photography is however strictly imposed so as not to do stress them. We had the option to go to an area outside of the tourist trail where we could have spotted them at night and at their natural habitat except that we had no time to do so. Maybe next time we visit though :-)

Sa
Sa 3 years ago

OMG, I love these eyes!!

Bohol, Philippines

Lat: 9.65, Long: 124.03

Spotted on Jul 25, 2011
Submitted on Aug 6, 2011

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