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Phillipine tarsiers

Philippine tarsiers are little animals resembling the monkey, but they are not. They are one of the smallest known primates, no larger than an adult man’s hand. Their favorite meal is insects. Tarsier is rather a night animal, so during your visit, it will be sleeping.

Tarsiers are a protected species. They are still threatened by the destruction of their natural forest habitat. In the process of time, the population of tarsiers reduced dramatically.

Find philippine tarsiers

There are two places where you can observe these little creatures on Bohol. You can get there by buying an organized group tour, renting a private taxi or scooter.

The first place is a Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary located at Corella, on the way to the Chocolate Hills. It’s open daily from 8.00 am to 4 pm. The entrance ticket costs 60 PHP. 

More information, you can find at the official website:

The second place is a Tarsier Conservation Area, located at Loboc. It is open daily from 8.00 am to 5 pm. The entrance ticket costs 60 PHP. 

Both places are comparable, but I think a Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary is more popular, and in consequence, more crowded. In both places you can find from 6 to 10 of tarsiers. Remember to be quiet and do not come close to them. If they scared, they can die.

Below you can admire these little primates on pictures I’ve taken them on Bohol.


Have you ever seen these little creatures? They are so cute, aren’t they?

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