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Taken at a Tarsier Farm in Bohol, Philippines
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 :-)
hi erici wasn't passing any judgement on you just so you knowi 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 zoomy 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 headi 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 Creatorjack
They are. Thanks @surekha
They are always amazingly cute and beautiful for me!! Lovely captures, Eric!
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.
i did not realize this was at a tarsier farmyou should check out this linkthey are not good places for these animalshttp://www.mb.com.ph/node/294938/morator...
Thanks @ambientidm :-)
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!
Cool Tom. Maybe we can help Sean plan his trip :-)
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or through FB. Can help you plan your itinerary. Might join you if you like. Just have to plan my leave in the office :-)
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.
I'm in Makati, Metro Manila Sean. Around when are you planning to go? Like to go diving?
Eric Where about in the phillipines are you? im thinking of coming over next month for a few days
Thanks Julius :-)
You're welcome @KaushangVanker :-)
very happy to know conservation program.thanks for sharing concern
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.
Thanks Imdang and Sara. thank you too Lars. You guys should check the video link Ann posted in the trail here. Really cool :-)
Lovly image ........hope its not captivated.Very difficult to spot at daylight.
I see, Eric. Thanks for sharing this experience.
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 :-)
OMG, I love these eyes!!
Spotted on Jul 25, 2011 Submitted on Aug 6, 2011
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