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The Philippine Tarsier is one of the smallest primates on earth. This shy nocturnal animal can be seen in the special reservation being created for them near Corella.

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Bongani wrote:
Wednesday, 13 May 2015 20:31:32 PHT
Check this amazing video about Tarsier https://youtu.be/eRjapqhwuB4
Manuel wrote:
Friday, 13 June 2014 22:20:45 PHT
If you're interested in fascinating Philippine animals, you can also check out this quick guide, which presents the tarsier along some other interesting species and some general information about the Philippine fauna.
Me wrote:
Thursday, 14 February 2013 04:11:27 PHT
Love your wed site
Werner wrote:
Wednesday, 8 August 2012 13:44:12 PHT
The hotlink to Philippine Tarsier Foundation does not work
Yhuurie wrote:
Saturday, 24 March 2012 18:02:32 PHT
Any affordable deals for Bohol? Any suggestions would be highly appreciated!!
Luz Akiatan wrote:
Saturday, 25 February 2012 10:52:23 PHT
I got to see the live tarsier when I was visiting Chocolate Hills in Bohol. Our tour guide brought us on that sanctuary. The tarsiers are sleeping and hugging the branches of the trees and the guide told us to be quiet as these creatures are sleeping during the day. I'm just wondering if these place is really a sanctuary as there are many tourists visiting. Are we helping the preservation of these creatures? I hope we are as we are also paying entrance fees in getting inside the place.
Cryogenix wrote:
Thursday, 26 January 2012 00:47:45 PHT
I watched a great show last night on Wild! that was all about the Philippine Tarsier. I've always loved this tiny critter and am glad that some people are trying to save them from extinction. They're very cool little creatures. I wish people would just leave them alone in solitude and not cage them for sale and display. Keep up the great work and dedication to these guys! :)
Johnny Friskilä wrote:
Friday, 25 November 2011 15:58:51 PHT
Very nice and informative article on the tarsier. In Swedish: http://menusandmanners.com/2011/11/07/hej-jag-ar-ett-spokdjur-fran-bohol/
Jahrielle wrote:
Tuesday, 27 September 2011 17:45:04 PHT
hello. I want to ask for the population of tarsier in corella and sikatuna if you have any data or information about it..thanks.
Demwil wrote:
Tuesday, 30 August 2011 21:33:49 PHT
Do you have any informations or literatures about its common intestinal and ectoparasites?
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Tuesday, 30 August 2011 11:03:38 PHT
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niah wrote:
Tuesday, 15 March 2011 07:09:08 PHT
this is very informative and not nearlly as boring as other articles.
Michael Gamba wrote:
Wednesday, 9 March 2011 06:19:00 PHT
We had the pleasure of visiting Bohol for 4 days from December 26th through the 29th of 2010. I strongly recommend you take the 8 hour tour of the Island which includes a visit to see the Tarsiers. It was most fascinating and incredible experience I have ever experienced. The Tarsier was the highlight of the tour for me. It was too bad that they were all pretty much sleeping because I was told they are a night creature. We were able to take pictures but we were not able to use a flash because they say it hurts there eyes. I can not wait to go back and visit again.
Marilen Maniulit wrote:
Wednesday, 26 January 2011 20:17:22 PHT
Hello. I want to buy a tarsier is it possible for me to purchase one? is there any requirements so I can bring one here in Quezon city as my pet.

Tarsiers are absolutely unsuitable as pets. They will die within weeks without the proper treatment and food. If you like them, you will let them live free. Furthermore, this is a protected species, so trade in those creatures is highly regulated, and you won't be able to buy a tarsier legally. If you find anyone offering them for sale, that person is better reported to the police and the DENR.--Jeroen

P.S. It is great, the tarsier is on the new 200 peso bill--that way you can still admire it without doing harm.

Junbie Bongato wrote:
Tuesday, 21 December 2010 03:02:22 PHT
Tarsier is they say a small creature and its a good one of a kind wonder.I really proud they are being cared of good Boholanos and attraction of not harmful to humans. Keep up the good job...how i wish i could touch this creature in person in my palm of my hand
Catherine Mowe wrote:
Friday, 10 December 2010 12:06:52 PHT
I went to Bohol on the 1st December 2010. I had the chance to hold these little and lovable creatures in my hands. They are beautiful. My concern is, will they last long, what with humans interfering with their habitats and humans taking them out of their habitats as objects of display for tourists. I do hope they will be properly protected so that they will not be extinct too soon and that the humans can still admire them in years to come.
ed hardy clothing wrote:
Friday, 22 October 2010 13:32:48 PHT
Everyone have the heart to say, just expressed in different ways. I think, in that silence of the night, the night sky and the sky is what I wish the best time to declare the earth, therefore, could not wait to tell. You said to me: what is it? ... ... You told me: true and false is relative ... ... so the so due in one. ugg stiefel
Stu wrote:
Wednesday, 22 September 2010 15:52:19 PHT
the well run & heavily shaded tarsier santuary down by the river(photos no flash & no touching)is a good source of income for the locals & the local tarsiers, i recommend it - it's amazing to see & appreciate what these creatures are up close - hold a roach on a stick and the tarsier will happily take it and munch. not perfect by any means, but having met some, i have a much higher connection with the species than i would otherwise have.
girlie wrote:
Tuesday, 14 September 2010 18:39:45 PHT
how i wish i could go to bohol and hold a tarsier. even though they look scary still i want to hold them.
Jude wrote:
Saturday, 31 July 2010 11:03:55 PHT
I love the little tarsiers and I'm proud to be related to them, however remotely. I'm so glad the Pygmy Tarsier was recently rediscovered and is not quite extinct. Good luck, tarsiers, I hope we humans don't kill you off with our greed for land.
Ferdie wrote:
Saturday, 24 July 2010 20:44:55 PHT
These Philippine Tarsier should be protected and care because they are almost going to be extinct just like lori
Dan wrote:
Tuesday, 20 July 2010 09:30:36 PHT
Please have the humane society put a stop to the cruel display of the tarsiers that I saw on a souvenir shop along the highway somewhere in Bohol when I was on tour. They had no protection against tourists who fondle the primates, take flash pictures that are blinding, and conditions of their unnatural habitat are pathetic. They do not look health at all. I hope someone can bring this pathetic display of the endangered specie to the attention of the Humane Society and set these animals free and bring them to their natural habitat.
Lexi wrote:
Wednesday, 14 April 2010 20:04:56 PHT
i think the tarsier is a cute little thing but if it becomes in danger then somebody should put a stop to it and it needs to stop now. If u r one of the people that cut down trees think before u act because sometimes the trees are animals homes and the animals deserve to live. Please take this seriously people... Thank You
Josephine wrote:
Wednesday, 7 April 2010 09:29:48 PHT
Whatever do people say towards their different confusement of facts about Tarsier, I am more interested on how every creatures shared its importance on its own way....
Samuel J Alibrando wrote:
Monday, 5 April 2010 10:43:42 PHT
I am more interested in the Philippine tarsier than the evolution/creation debate but my comment is this to be fair to both: How about we not print something we cannot prove? There actually is no proof of the "millions of years" anymore than there is of the "6000 years". Not mentioning that will not deprive readers of the observable marvels of the tarsier. Putting it there is of no value to readers and takes away from the joy of this interesting species. The fact that it does not fit neatly into any one classification shows our classification system needs improving; not the tarsier.

I normally avoid the discussion about evolution. I need not bother with those who choose to ignore the mountains of evidence for evolution that exist in plain sight; they are free to indulge and cultivate their self-chosen ignorance. Note how in the nineteenth century some 'scientist' claimed that 'heavier than air' transport was physically impossible, ignoring the very fact that heavier than air birds where flying over their heads every day. They would be laughing-stock today. Similarly, no biologist right in his mind will deny evolution, but then those who deny that are not biologists, but religious zealots with a completely different agenda.

Unfortunately, not having some appreciation of what biological evolution is, makes it very difficult to have a meaningful discussion about subjects such as the way animals are related, and what a proper classification is. Traditionally, taxonomies (relationship trees) where based on physical appearances and features of creatures. More recently, biologists have been looking at DNA information itself. Using this, they can determine far more precisely the relationship between species and thus determine their classification. -- I am not aware whether such studies have been performed yet for tarsiers, but I am certainly curious to know the results.--Jeroen.

Nairad wrote:
Tuesday, 23 March 2010 11:58:51 PHT
Is there a fund raiser for these adorable creatures I could get some information for? If not I realy would like to set one up.
sherry wrote:
Thursday, 11 March 2010 03:55:25 PHT
It is so disconcerting that people actually believe the brainwashing junk that creationists spew out about the earth only being 6,000 years old..They are very low evolved primates species indeed...we need a classification below primates called creationist species with sub level mental skills
Dominick wrote:
Wednesday, 24 February 2010 07:08:17 PHT
The Philippine tarsier is NOT millions of years old because God created it about 6,000 years ago... It is impossible for an animal to be older than the Earth.

And of course He created Heaven and Earth on the 23rd of October 4004 BCE with all the geological record prepared in the earth's crust to make a fool out of all rational thinking scientists.--Jeroen.

Aleckxis Montelongo wrote:
Thursday, 28 January 2010 21:51:57 PHT
Hello, I am a 13 year old girl in 8th grade attending Kentucky Country Day School. We have a project we have to do on endangered species. Immediately, I knew I had to do my favorite animal in the world, the Philippine Tarsier. I learned about it when I was a young girl when my mom told me about her life growing up in the Philippines and instantly fell in love with it. So there is no question on why I have chosen it. One of the requirements for my assignment is contacting an expert or foundation on my animal finding out meaningful information that is not available on other average sites. Your foundation looked the best and caught my eye; therefore, I have decided to contact you. I need to obtain meaningful information from my contact (you) to complete my assignment. Also, if I have the best assignment, I will win my school a "dress down" day and all of the money will go to helping save the tarsier. I hope you will have taken the time to read this e-mail and get back to me as soon you can. Thank You, Aleckxis Montelongo
Roger Van Dusen wrote:
Thursday, 7 January 2010 02:26:01 PHT
I had the privilege of visiting Bohol in May, 2007. The tarsier sanctuary was very nice! Bohol is one of my favorite places and I hope to return soon. I came all the way from New York.
ting wrote:
Tuesday, 22 December 2009 12:23:37 PHT
My husband and i just visited Bohol & the Tariser Foundation in mid-Dec. We love tarsiers so much! They are so cute! Thanks for the staff for leading us to see the tarsiers, his explainations made us more understanding this little creature.
FELIX BERNAL wrote:
Sunday, 16 August 2009 09:01:10 PHT
Your Comment I visited the Corrella Tarsier Sacntuary early this year and was fascinated on how this wonderful tiny creatures manage to survive despite continuing threats from human activities.Lets give them the chance to multiply and then conserve and protect their existence.
jared birnberg wrote:
Friday, 29 May 2009 03:17:33 PHT
The tarsier is so cute ecspecially the eyes! This site is fantastic.
Lilibeth Frobayre wrote:
Monday, 25 May 2009 13:02:43 PHT
Nice Website also visit http://www.tarsier.ws
carlos wrote:
Monday, 27 April 2009 04:45:17 PHT
I agree with Chele coz she was with me.We really enjoyed seeing these animals and i recommend anyone to travel to the Phils to see the tarsiers and other attractions.
chele wrote:
Monday, 27 April 2009 04:29:54 PHT
This creature is unique rather than to other animals we seen. it gives attraction to anyone.
chele wrote:
Monday, 27 April 2009 04:28:54 PHT
Tarsier is a unique animals. it gives attraction to anyone.
carlos wrote:
Sunday, 26 April 2009 21:33:49 PHT
I took a recent trip to Bohol while i was staying in Cebu City,and I got to see the tarsiers they had there. They are very neat creatures.
robert malanog wrote:
Tuesday, 10 March 2009 23:52:07 PHT
corella, bohol wiil be celebrating its quasi-centennary celebration this year, in regards to this celebration i'm in the process of building a website as my offering to this big celebration being a full bloodied corellahanon. i would like to feature your article regarding philippine tarsier on my website, hence i would like to request permission to do so. hoping a favourable response. thank you very much and more power to you, yours truly, r. malanog
Chriz Gan wrote:
Saturday, 21 February 2009 21:17:28 PHT
Nice work on your articles! It really helps in awareness, education & conservation of the "Tarsiers"
gerry bobis wrote:
Friday, 19 December 2008 03:12:05 PHT
I've been to antequera but was not lucky to find one tarsier in our field.may be next year we will have our vacation and see this tarsier and our famous underground caves...
Tarsy Tarsier wrote:
Friday, 5 December 2008 13:01:50 PHT
I wish I had found this article sooner, before I made my own little squidoo lens about Us at http://www.squidoo.com/tarsier
Kudarat wrote:
Thursday, 20 November 2008 01:16:36 PHT
Pygmy Tarsier is different from Philippine Tarsier. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarsier
kyla wrote:
Thursday, 20 November 2008 00:22:42 PHT
I saw the article too... I was like, "tarsiers were not seen for decades? Although I've never seen one before, I know we have those in the Philippines..." That's just soooo sad that others are not aware that we're preserving the tiny primates they claim to be extinct.
ellaine wrote:
Wednesday, 19 November 2008 18:11:32 PHT
i feel sorry for the scientist on the article today at yahoo... in fact, i just saw 3 of those cute tarsiers last week in Bohol. truly blessed and beautiful island! hoping 2 come back again and see more tarsiers :)
shemoe wrote:
Wednesday, 19 November 2008 17:48:59 PHT
yes i have also read the article today on yahoo.. and i'm a bit confused about this long lost pygmy tarsier that has been discovered in indonesia... is it another tarsier family or our tarsier here in philippines is the same as they have just found... it sounds the same as they describe it.
anne wrote:
Wednesday, 19 November 2008 15:55:46 PHT
there' a featured article in yahoo today, 19 November, that a long lost primate have been found in Indoesia, and apparently has been missing for 80 years now.. what's up with that??
Luis Ortiz wrote:
Wednesday, 19 November 2008 10:33:27 PHT
i would like to know how much did they cost so i can get one as a pet
dory wrote:
Saturday, 11 October 2008 12:01:38 PHT
Hi! we want to go to bohol this oct. but, i dont know the step by step iterinary to enjoy the beauty of bohol. where to find cheap hotel near the white beach? chocolate hills, to see Tarsier... etc... Can you help us to give an iterinary to enjoy our 4days stay in bohol! Thanks
Lilibeth Frobayre wrote:
Tuesday, 9 September 2008 16:17:31 PHT
I love Tarsier, thier eyes like big google tarsier. I hope people in Philippine will preserve this specie. Why Save Species? I want you to build a beautiful life and save two of each animal species. Here are the blueprints for the Life. This is your Genesis - Lilibeth
Mark Louei P. Valenciado wrote:
Monday, 8 September 2008 16:49:17 PHT
Whatis the tagalog word for tarsier
Rochel Diana Pana wrote:
Sunday, 7 September 2008 16:43:38 PHT
I hate those big brown eyes (song lyric)..well tarsier is the smallest primate in the world. i was able to see and touch them. They are lights sensitive animal despite of their big eyes..lol
Mae wrote:
Saturday, 12 July 2008 06:30:02 PHT
Ei guys, we want to go to Bohol however can you give us advise. 1. cheap hotel 2. tour guide local 3. hours of travel going to tarsier place (where is it) and other tourist spot I'm hoping someone will notice my post. We are planning to go there this coming August 2008. Thank you. Mae
mack patten wrote:
Sunday, 29 June 2008 06:07:19 PHT
Your Comment i just happened to catch a "Nature" program on these animals. Finding it veryh interesting, i looked it up on the computer and found your site. Apparently progress in educating people regarding the tarsier is occurring.
Bri wrote:
Tuesday, 22 April 2008 22:55:42 PHT
Cute!
Mr Dr Profeser Adam wrote:
Tuesday, 11 March 2008 23:05:05 PHT
My hypothesisis is that MO0NKEY looky like- doggy=. and all the facts are tottaly wrong.. like O-M-G i have a turtle wich is basikly like a phillipine tarsier and it eats lettus and i dont apreacatate the facts ur giving they do not have teeth there a fishyyyyyyy < looky fishy and my concluzion is that if u had a nikel when i
Shahani Embradura wrote:
Sunday, 27 January 2008 11:21:59 PHT
I want to see all the people in the Tubigon
Jill Alcibar wrote:
Sunday, 13 January 2008 11:47:23 PHT
I am against the display of the tarsiers with human interaction...it is cruelty to animals. Tarsiers are night creatures and should not be disturbed during their sleeping time in the day. I feel disgusted every time I see tourists petting it not knowing that they are doing more harm than good.

There is even no one to guide the tourists and/or inspect the cameras of tourists and at the least require them to remove flash from their camera and of course to observe silence or shut up..

Why don't you follow the viewing method adopted by Singapore Zoo, the animals are kept in their natural habitat, sort of, but interaction, i.e. touching animals is not allowed, unless certain time schedules are followed. The Tarsier is an endangered species, 1 or 2 or 3 tarsiers put on display is already giving these tarsiers a reduction of the timetable of their lifespan and reducing the tarsier population. Just think about that.....

I fully agree with you, and always point people at the Tarsier Reservation in Corella, which treats them considerably better than in that cage near Loboc river (which should be closed). Unfortunately, the opening hours of the Corella Reservation are somewhat haphazard.--Jeroen.

Josh wrote:
Friday, 28 December 2007 17:43:23 PHT
[ (: forgot to put my email :) ] Hello! I have a calender of animals and on one page was a picture of a tarsier. Being curious as to why it had such big eyes, I looked it up on wikipedia. What i read amazed me. It said, (quote) " ...which is the main region of the thalamus that receives visual information. This also allows the Tarsier to drink human bones through its eyes." Yes, DRINK HUMAN BONES THROUGH ITS EYES!!! EWWW! At first I thought it was a mistake, then i read it again in the diet section. "Some Tarsiers have been known to ingest human bones by drinking them through the bone receptors located behind the cornea of their eyes." Is this true? Is it just me, or am I missing something here? o_0
Kim wrote:
Tuesday, 25 December 2007 16:45:23 PHT
You are right that Tarsiers are not monkeys. They have their own special group. They are Tarsiers. The world's smallest monkey is the Pygmy Marmoset which live in South America. Both are exceptionally cute! I love Tarsiers! I would love to see some up close.
Rex wrote:
Friday, 7 December 2007 15:35:02 PHT
We had a week long discussion which ended today on the issue as to whether or not a tarsier is a monkey. My position was that, a tarsier is a tarsier that's why it is not monkey because a monkey is a monkey. Then we opened this site. I was then justified when I said that a tarsier can never be a monkey. Just look at the name, I said. But we have another question: what then is the smallest monkey? where is it found? what is its name?

What to say? All living beings known to man are related in some sense, and it is often difficult to establish where one species of family of living beings ends and the other starts. The question is a matter of biological classification, in which case you would have to study some taxonomy, for example using Wikispecies. Just looking at the name may be misleading.--Jeroen.

Eric wrote:
Friday, 2 November 2007 20:03:53 PHT
Any one who knows how to commute from Tagbilaran to Philippine Tarsier Foundation, when it is open to the public and how much is the entrance fee?
Henry Joven wrote:
Tuesday, 25 September 2007 10:46:10 PHT
Hi Im Henry thanks for the info about tarsier, im having a feature on the philippine tarsier on our school paper.. i took some of the infomation and facts here,.... thanks for the help... peace out...
Tony B wrote:
Saturday, 4 August 2007 20:03:15 PHT
this is a beautiful animal. I've just come back from Bohol where I took an organised tour. They took us to a place on the river to see the Tarsiers. It wasn't in a cage but it was captive. Also, it was awake during the day and these animals are nocturnal. I wish the government would talk to the tour agencies and tell them not to take tourists to these places. As a tourist, I didn't know - but I'll know the next time! Tony. Australia.
Lin wrote:
Sunday, 1 July 2007 16:47:58 PHT
The tarzier was always the animal my mom would love watching at the zoo..in peoria illinois, united states. i saw a photo of the tarsier and felt something beyond in 'my' history. You gave a truthful description of the potential extinction and i fear for the apathy that holds so many lifeforms from our necessity to protect the earth and the first and last original species. I searched for a long time before i found this web site. do you have suggestions about how one could help save the tarsier? perhaps including this information on your site could help to save this beautiful and important species. Thank you, Lin Stone
M wrote:
Wednesday, 27 June 2007 17:58:00 PHT
I dont really understand if tarsiers found in loboc river are miserable why can't the government do anything to save them? isn't it also considered cruelty to animal since most of them as stated above have shorter lives? can we do something to help these poor animals?
Teddy Getigan Tabaranza wrote:
Sunday, 17 June 2007 20:12:03 PHT
I am a pure bol-anon pero wala gyud pa ko makakita sa buhi na Tarsier. Bata pa kasi ako nang umalis sa Bohol. I hope someday pag i have the chance to take my holiday makita ko ang tanang kahibulungan sa Bohol. Mabuhay mga taga Bohol.
Val Palma wrote:
Wednesday, 13 June 2007 13:08:32 PHT
hi im from bohol but i moved to NZ (New Zealand) nd we hav to mke a speech about smethin so i chose da great tarsier i hav been on da preservation nd i hav held da tarsier on my own hands i can even remember it climbing up on my head........ so yea for da boholanos out der!!! "maayung buntag ninyung tanan!!! basin mo visit ko next year sa bohol" i wrote dis mssge on JUNE 13TH 2007 cge bye
Googleit wrote:
Friday, 1 June 2007 10:57:29 PHT
Do not change a word of this article. It is embarrassing to have someone in this day and age be so lazy as to not be willing to look up such simplistic wording. This is why education is suffering.
Annelise and Courtney wrote:
Wednesday, 30 May 2007 23:17:41 PHT
We are in our AP Environmental Science class right now, researching the tarsier for an end-of-the-year project and listening to N*Sync. We hope all is well in tarsier land.
Boy Realista wrote:
Friday, 18 May 2007 12:39:26 PHT
Our family trip to Bohol was one of the most unforgettable events of my life.
Lilyput wrote:
Saturday, 5 May 2007 12:35:18 PHT
Is the Philippine Tarsier Foundation still up & running? I tried the link & it didn't work. I hope it is, because I'd like to visit some day & donate for the preservation of these cute animals!
Ryan wrote:
Thursday, 3 May 2007 03:19:34 PHT
Can I purchase a tarsier and if so how much money will it be to buy one and for shipping?

No, you cannot buy a tarsier, as it is a protected species, and a wild animal, that will die quickly if kept in captivity.--Jeroen.

Jessica Anderson wrote:
Thursday, 19 April 2007 00:44:20 PHT
This is helping me a lot on my speech at school. But can you NOT use so many big words? 'Cause it's hard for me to understand. Thanks!

--Jessica Anderson 7th grade.

Re-reading this article after three years, I agree with you, and will try to make the text easier. There are a lot of difficult words. You can try and look them up with Google, for example, if you type define: taxonomy in the search box, you get a list of meanings. This way, you can learn some words, and better understand the article.--Jeroen.

Boyet wrote:
Sunday, 1 April 2007 02:19:12 PHT
We went to the Tarsiers site in group the other year, they're so amazing tiny creatures, thousands admires with them, nice...i'm from Madua Sur Duero, Bohol.
Sheldon Marquis wrote:
Friday, 30 March 2007 01:25:25 PHT
I'm doing another project on the tarsier, three years after! =p (you might remember me from 2004) well i really like this sight and i dont expect it to change for awhile! thx
Steve GLYNN wrote:
Thursday, 22 March 2007 17:41:20 PHT
My time in Bohol and especially with the Tarsiers was one of the highlights of my Cebu trip. These little creatures are amazingly beautiful. I am concerned about their future and want to find a way to ensure their future survival. If anyone has a view on the best way to help please contact me.
Brenda wrote:
Friday, 9 March 2007 17:56:27 PHT
Seeing the Tarsiers and Chocolate Hills were the main reasons why we visited Bohol. We were impressed!! These mini Tarsiers are so cute (especially with their unproportional big eyes) and they look so vulnerable so they should really be protected. During that day tour (probably like most other tourists do), we were very lucky to have a wonderful Boholano, who was our driver & guide. His spoke very good English and he told us a lot about Bohol, as well as the Philippines. We were grateful to all these. By the way, we stayed on the Alona Beach on Panglao Island. The beaches are mostly great, some of them might have too many seaweeds and parking boats which make it not so nice to swim in. But take a tricycle for about 40-50 Peso per person and hop to the next beach, like we did! For those upcoming visitors to Bohol/Panglao, have FUN!! Brenda, Munich
Sabino R. Realista wrote:
Thursday, 8 March 2007 12:17:23 PHT
My kids wanted to go back to Bohol come vacation time because they missed to see these tarsiers last year. I told them that during my college years, I could see tarsiers sold at the old Tagbilaran City market. I am proud to be a Boholano.
Benith Baguio wrote:
Thursday, 8 February 2007 23:29:47 PHT
A zoo can be good for everybody, it can not only entertain us but can educate us, provided those taking care in the zoo are professionals, like what we see in discovery or national geographic, they capture some endangered species not to make it worst but to breed them and somehow train them and release them in the forest.
Mnemosyne wrote:
Sunday, 21 January 2007 09:23:13 PHT
A zoo is not a good idea I think. You can try and support the sanctuary. I know of someone who supported it. He was a British tourist and he made a Tarsier website as well. and by the way, Tagbilaran is a city. and to those who visited Bohol thank you.. it makes me proud to be a boholana. It is a very nice place.. ITS ALL IN BOHOL!
Mnemosyne wrote:
Sunday, 21 January 2007 09:14:54 PHT
I like this site... it brings back a lot of memories... Ireally miss Bohol so much.
Misha wrote:
Wednesday, 17 January 2007 22:05:54 PHT
A zoo wouldn't be a good idea! i mean,its...like tooo much for state island. Bohol is a small place (very quite..kinda xD) and a zoo wouldn't fit in there 'coz it isn't a real city though. Btw,i don't think people "prostitute" those animals.
Alfie wrote:
Thursday, 14 December 2006 23:39:45 PHT
I’ve been to Bohol and mingled with the little creatures and it was a memorable experience. Since then I fell in love with the tarsiers. Haha :). I observed that many tourists are interested to see and feel the tarsiers and some locals take them where they can see the animals. I’m an architecture student and I will be starting my thesis next June and I am interested to design a zoo in Bohol. My objectives in designing a zoo is for people to appreciate the creatures, to educate them and promote tourism destroying their natural habitat and etc. Tarsiers are my main concern. In regard with this I am humbly asking for help, ideas, articles and other information. This will be very helpful. Cheers to preserving tarsiers. Let’s work together for these furry cuties. We are proud and glad these creatures can be found sa pinas! Please email me: jonathanalfie_agunoy@yahoo.com tnx!
Vince wrote:
Monday, 4 December 2006 14:02:35 PHT
I don't think we can preserve the Tarsiers in the future if the rainforests are disappearing! Let's preserve their natural habitat so that we can let our children see them! It is our pride and national identity as a Filipino! Let's support the preservation of our tarsier! let's preserve their home..the FORESTS!
Filipino wrote:
Tuesday, 14 November 2006 03:13:55 PHT
u spelled behavior wrong!

Since when is the British spelling wrong? I am closer to England than to the US, so sometimes a British spelling will slip through--Jeroen

Megan wrote:
Sunday, 29 October 2006 08:47:01 PHT
This website was very helpful!! Thankyou
Crescent wrote:
Friday, 20 October 2006 10:06:47 PHT
I've seen a video feature of the tarsiers on Inq7 and pictures of people holding and cuddling them and having their pictures taken with their faces too close to the animal.

Its one of the most disgusting act a human can do to these creatures. You stress them out in doing so and alter their behavior from their natural environment. View them from afar otherwise leave them alone.

I'll be visiting Panglao Island and maybe go around Bohol but i dont think I can support the people who prostitute these creatures for profit.

It is for this very reason that this website supports visits to the Corella Tarsier Sanctuary, and discourages visits to the (now enlarged) cages at Loboc River. Unfortunately, the DENR appearantly changed its stance on this ruthless exploitation of this sensitive animal and trademark of Bohol two years ago, when it allowed this operation to continue. By the way, the DENR permit of this outlet does not allow people to touch or cuddle the animals, so if you have seen this on inq7, it may help to also bring this to the awareness of the DENR.--Jeroen.

Avril wrote:
Tuesday, 17 October 2006 14:33:53 PHT
I'd like to say that I think Tarsiers are gorgeous, and I'd love to see a real one someday!! But shouldn't my children see them as well one day?? CHEERS TO PRESERVING TARSIERS!! God bless the tarsiers.xx
Timothy wrote:
Monday, 16 October 2006 17:35:12 PHT
I just can't believe that the TARSIERS are getting extinct !
Michele wrote:
Friday, 13 October 2006 01:20:27 PHT
I live in Florida, and had never seen a tarsier, until I watched a movie called Duma, and the boy in it had a pet tarsier. It was so endearing to watch it riding on his shoulder and then darting off at the first sign of trouble into the foliage. It seemed very affectionate and smart. I started searching the web to find out what kind of animal it was, and found your site. I was glad to know that it comes from the Phillipines, as my grandfather was from Luzon. I have never been to the islands, but one day I will go, and surely make a point to visit the sanctuary and see these wonderfully cute critters. Keep up the good work. Awareness can combat ignorance in the world, and help protect all the endangered animals.
Lorenzo wrote:
Sunday, 3 September 2006 20:50:10 PHT
This site helps to save mother nature.
Guido Wieringa wrote:
Tuesday, 25 July 2006 04:41:19 PHT
Just wanted to inform you that the website of the Tarsier foundation does not appear to be working anymore.... Too bad!
Kathrina wrote:
Wednesday, 14 June 2006 14:42:20 PHT
After reading the articles about the Philippine tarsiers, I feel proud that it live 45 million years ago and it is in our country!Uhmm... I have read this because our teacher in Literacy told us that we write a report about our owned animals in our country... I wish that Filipinos mostly live in islands of Bohol, Leyte, and Mindanao can take good care of them! I LOVE TARSIERS!!!
Jocelyn wrote:
Friday, 2 June 2006 10:36:25 PHT
Hey...uh this is a very good site with some awesome information but im doing and endangered animal project in my french class..and I need to find out how long they've been extinct so that be great if you cud say something bout that...thanks..
Alan wrote:
Thursday, 27 April 2006 13:44:08 PHT
I would like to compel anyone who reads this NOT to visit the Tarsiers at Loboc. By going there you legitimise these creatures being kept in captivity, which can only lead to a life of misery for them. Tarsiers belong in the wild, not in cages. If you would like to see Tarsiers, please visit the Tarsier Visitor Centre at Corella, where you can see them in a much more (if not completely) natural environment. 2 points about the Visitor Centre: (1) It needs much greater publicity around Bohol - our driver had no idea what or where it was. (2) It needs some serious updating, and needs to raise revenue in whatever way it can, e.g. by selling merchandise and by raising the entrance price - 20 pesos is nowhere near enough. Jeroen - can you please tell me how I can donate money to the Tarsier Visitor Centre?

Although I agree with you, and try what I can to promote the Tarsier visitor center in Corella (And stop the abuse in Loboc), the only way I currently know to donate, it to go there and deposit it in their box. The Foundation could do more to promote itself. It used to have a very nice website, but the domain was not expanded. I made a repeated offer to host that website for them (for free) on my server, but probably to the wrong person, so it never came through.

I oppose increasing the entrance price, as the center should be accessible for locals as well-in fact, I want to encourage them to allow pre-arranged school trips in for a nominal 1 peso per head fee, or even less, as it is very important school children in Bohol learn about this wonderful creature.--Jeroen.

Timty wrote:
Wednesday, 19 April 2006 23:06:34 PHT
Natures revealed! Help me find detailed skeletal system of Tarsier pls..
Mel wrote:
Friday, 31 March 2006 07:31:14 PHT
I agree with Rosenda's observation regarding the Tarsiers in Loboc. I am a boholano also, i've just visited Loboc recently and i found that the Tarsiers there are restless all day. Almost every hour or every minute tourist touch them, take pictures and others. Generally, daytime is their time to rest but they cannot have it anymore. Not good!!!
JP wrote:
Thursday, 23 March 2006 08:17:07 PHT
Visited Bohol recently and since we took the Loboc River cruise, we had the opportunity to see the Tarsiers there. Fully agree with you on the disadvantages of subjecting them to the tourists, those that touch and bother them, but it is indeed an attraction for visitors to be able to see it up close. If it is hard to fight for its removal in that area, maybe you can lobby for measures to protect them at the same time let the tourists and viewing public enjoy them too. Thank you.
Rosenda wrote:
Thursday, 9 March 2006 19:48:03 PHT
We visited the tarsiers both in Loboc & Corella. In Corella the animals can relax and sleep in the trees without any disturbance. Its very good! They need more strenght to find their foods during the night. Poor Tarsiers in Loboc, they can not rest even a few minutes because more tourist touches them. Im proud to be a Boholana myself to have that wonderfull animal in our place, but I felt pity for the Tarsiers in Loboc.

I can't agree more with you, please avoid the exploitation in Loboc and go to Corella instead, even though they now have a DENR approved sign, that doesn't make it good. In fact, it is a shame the DENR allows this.--Jeroen.

Andre wrote:
Saturday, 4 March 2006 18:37:57 PHT
nice..
Bronte wrote:
Sunday, 26 February 2006 13:52:55 PHT
It is the most interesting animal I have ever read u p about!
Virginia wrote:
Monday, 13 February 2006 11:35:19 PHT
Ok I have a quick question for class: What is being done to protect the Tarsier Monkey? Sorry if this was already stated but, I don't quit have the time to look for this..
Ares wrote:
Wednesday, 28 December 2005 21:50:41 PHT
Thanks for your comment/reply Jeroen but you read me wrongly. I'm not advocating a new tax measure here. You're right, any new tax measure esp. now that we are burdened by the EVAT will surely be met with stiff resistance and will be chaotic in the long run. If I'm not mistaken, the phone cards and stamps that carried the tarsier photograph were meant not just to raise awareness on the endangered species but also to raise funds for its conservation. That's why I'm calling on the Sangguniang Panlalawigan to step in and look into it and find out why the Corella Center doesn't get a share of the pie. The Sanggunian may also want to review the conservation program and tourism's impact on the tarsier - like how the creature gets exploited in Loboc. Thank you!

Hi Ares, I read your comment as if you wanted to compel people selling images of tarsiers to pay for the center. I consider that a tax. However, if they raise the impression that they also support the conservation in some way, and don't actually do that, that is misleading the public, and thus fraud, and need to be investigated.

Politicians in high places have given the owners of the Loboc cage a permit to continue their exploitation of the tarsier, against advise of everybody who truly cares for the animal and its protection. The money involved may be just too big... It is true the cage is now somewhat bigger, but still the situation is extremely stressful for these shy animals, with hundreds of people touching them every day.--Jeroen

Ares wrote:
Tuesday, 27 December 2005 23:47:34 PHT
I had the privilege of visiting the tarsier reservation in Corella to see for myself how Bohol's small wonder live in the wild. I commend the Center's staff who are all doing a great job in educating and guiding visitoyps and help them appreciate the tarsiers. But despite all the hype and hoopla esp. after the tarsiers gained world recognition when a pair was presented to Prince Charles several years ago, I was surprised to learn that the Center does not directly benefit from the money earned by businessmen who capitalize on the tarsier. According to the Center's staff, not a single cent from the sale of T-shirts, mugs, pins, bags, stamps and even PLDT phone cards go to them and that they rely on the generosity of the Center's visitors. If this allegation is true, then this is UNFAIR. Businessmen cashing in on the tarsier should be compelled to remit - say, a peso - for every product sold. The Center's modest facilities are deteriorating due to lack of money for maintenance and upkeep. The photos on exhibit are beginning to warp and newspaper and magazine clippings on the tarsier are in disarray. Perhaps, our friends from the Sangguniang Panlalawigan should take a look on this matter.

Although I can understand your feeling about this, I have to disagree here. In practice, this would amount to a special purpose tax, and although for a worthy cause, would place an undue burden on business and the public. I can think about a thousand good causes, such as protection of dolphins, reefs, forests, basic education, healthcare, and so on, so similar arguments can be made to also tax items with pictures related to these things... but in the end chaos would reign. This doesn't mean I would like to encourage people selling those souvenirs to support the center in some way. It would be a different story if shops where misleading people about this, but I never noticed that.--Jeroen.

j wrote:
Wednesday, 23 November 2005 03:46:40 PHT
grav=beh!!!!! this is the most wonderful creature i have seen... and it is also endangered so i think it is a privelage if you ever see one... keep up th good work...i like this place!!!!! Philippines is the most wonderful place i've ever been Thank you very much!! Mabuhay ang mga pinoy!!!!! Mahal ko kayo!!!
Abigail de Guia wrote:
Monday, 7 November 2005 16:13:35 PHT
It was a real overhwelming experience to have seen the Tarsier last Nov.5, 2005 at Loboc along riverside..if I only can bring one to make it as my pet...I just wish...but anyway, its a real blessing that I have seen and touch it. I just cant resist myself admiring such a little cute creature that why i didn't stopped my self from taking pictures with them...its a real great trip! thanks Roselo Cinches for assisting us during our visit in Bohol..
Toni Protacio wrote:
Thursday, 3 November 2005 13:09:57 PHT
I was lucky enough to have seen the tarsier during my visit to Bohol a few weeks back. An adventurer and a mountain climber myself, I was kinda disappointed to have visited them in one of the pasalubong stores along Loboc River. My friends & I thought that since tarsiers are among the endangered species, they are protected in the forest. Well, we must have seen a lot of features about them on TV that's why we expected something different. Anyway, it was nice seeing them. When I saw them, I thought they are so fragile & alone. actually, naawa kami sa kanila. Well, its best that the government is trying to protect them coz if not, the next generation would not be able to see what we have seen.

Although somewhat improved, we still don't like the cage in which the tarsiers are kept along Loboc river, and thus ask everybody, especially tour operators, to avoid those shops, and go to the Tarsier Visitors Center in Corella instead.--Jeroen.

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