Tarsiers – One of the Smallest Monkeys in the World

There was a time in my life when my bullies called me a Tarsier, due to the enormous size of my eyes. I used to be a bit skinny, so, imagine how noticeable my eyes were, compare to the other parts of my figure.

I ignored my bullies. They had no idea that tarsiers are cute and cuddly. Like me. :))

Tarsiers are an endangered species in the Philippines. They’re one of the smallest monkeys in the world. They only measure at 3.35 – 6.30 inches in height. 

Tarsier - One of the Smallest Monkeys in the World

Tarsiers – One of the Smallest Monkeys in the World

They are nocturnal and their sleep shouldn’t be interrupted during the day. Although, when we visited the tarsier sanctuary in Bohol, these mammals were wide awake due to the volume of tourists taking flash photography and the level of noise, too. If I were one of them, I’d be mental. 

Tarsier - One of the Smallest Monkeys in the World

Tarsiers – One of the Smallest Monkeys in the World

When in captivity, some tarsiers commit suicide. They don’t like noises and human touches—just like how we caress our pet dogs or cats. Or maybe, they just don’t like homo sapiens because we are not cute, like them.  

Tarsier - One of the Smallest Monkeys in the World

Tarsiers – One of the Smallest Monkeys in the World

Do you know that their huge, bright eyes are fixed in their skull

Tarsier - One of the Smallest Monkeys in the World

Tarsiers – One of the Smallest Monkeys in the World

Should you go to the Philippines, one day, tarsiers are found in the Island of Bohol. There, you can find them in a sanctuary where visitors come and go.

 

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2 Responses to “Tarsiers – One of the Smallest Monkeys in the World”

  1. Willy
    February 14, 2014 at 4:00 PM #

    It’s my first time to hear about these animals. They’re really cute. And their eyes are huuuge… :0

  2. February 20, 2014 at 10:22 PM #

    Cute but ugly :-) Remind me of gremlins.

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