Tarsier Conservation Area in Bohol

Im watching you

One of the highlights of Bohol, with a spot on the 20 Peso note, is the noble tarsier.  These little guys are impossibly cute and are a must see stop on Bohol.  I mean, who can look at those eyes without feeling a little pang of love in their heart?  Let me tell you that they’re even cuter in person.

Naoko and I at the Tarsier Conservation AreaBeyond the tarsiers themselves, what really impressed me was the care that the new Tarsier Conservation Area takes in regard to the animals.  There are many places at which you can see the tarsiers on Bohol, but most are basically a few tarsiers trapped in a small box so that you can see them.  Sure, you get to see the animals, but it leaves you with a bad taste in your mouth. The Tarsier Conservation Area does things much better.  It is a large swath of land in which about 80 tarsiers live, each in their own location.  Tarsiers are generally solitary animals, so it’s a much more natural living condition for them, which means less stressed and healthier animals.  It also let’s you see them in a more natural habitat.

They staff at the Tarsier Conservation Area really do a great job not only of giving the guided tours that come with your admission, but making sure that the area is well maintained and that the animals are healthy.  This makes for happy tarsiers and happy tourists, so I applaud their efforts.  If you’re on Bohol, make sure you don’t miss it!

Pregnant Tarsier

You might just love it so much that you decide to stay!

Naoko the Tarsier

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