Philippine Tarsier

Posted on July 2, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , |

A very beatiful animal: Philippine Tarsier

Look at this beatiful animal!! It is called Philippine Tarsier and the scientific name is Tarsius syrichta.It’s a mammal, it belongs to primates and it’s the smallest monkey. Its height is 15 cm. It perfectly fits in a human’s hand. The most amazing thing about this animal is its eyes! They are the biggest eyes in all the mammals(considering the analogy with face and body). Its eyes are fixed in the skull so they can’t move inside the sockets. So, it has developed an adaptation and it can rotate its head 180 degrees. It is a nocturnal carnivorous animal and insects have a special place in it’s diet.

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