12. 10. 2012.

GEO - Tarsier

Tarsiers are haplorrhine ('dry-nosed') primates of the family Tarsiidae, which is itself the lone extant family within the infraorder Tarsiiformes. Although the group was once more widespread, all the species living today are found in the islands of Southeast Asia.
The huge eyes give away that they are nocturnal :) Imagine, each eyeball is approximately 16 mm in diameter and is as large as its entire brain! More fun facts: are the only extant entirely carnivorous primates: they are primarily insectivorous, and catch insects by jumping at them. They are also known to prey on birds, snakes, lizards, and bats. As they jump from tree to tree, tarsiers can even catch birds in motion.
What a fascinating animal! I love finding out about new, unusual, unique animal species, and this one is definately unique :))) I wonder what I'd do if I was to see it in the wild (though its extremely shy), try to pet it or run away..! (as it produces very loud noises too).

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