Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Philippine Tarsier

We just learned about the Brown Woolly Monkey.

Another type of primate is the Philippine Tarsier.

This monkey is about 6 inches long, and weighs less than 1 pound.
The name Tarsier comes from the monkey's tarsus bone in their foot that is longer than other monkeys.

Tarsiers have really big eyes, but they can't move their eyes around to look left or right, they have to move their head around to look.
Because of this, they can turn their heads around almost all the way and look behind them.
With their big eyes, they like to stay up at night and hunt for small bugs to eat.

(from: wikipedia - philippine tarsier)

The Cutest Little Predator | Wild Indonesia - Nat Geo WILD

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Bengal Cat