The Tarsier Monkey

Behind those hazel eyes...

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Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Mammalia

Order: Primates

Family: Tarsiidae

Genus: Tarsius

Species: Tarsius syrichta

Scientific Name: Tarsius

Common Name: Tarsier

Other Names: Western Tarsier, Eastern Tarsier, Philippine Tarsier

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Key Information

While the Tarsier is considered a primate, they are more closely related to lemurs, lorises, and bushbabies, which are all prosimians. Tarsiers are found in lush rainforests, many of which in the Philippines. They enjoy tall grasses, bushes, bamboo shoots and small trees. While Tarsiers are carnivores, their diet mostly consists of insects and other small vertebrates. They mate once a year and usually around the most abundant insect season. They are not very social, and tend to be quite solitary. They are extremely lightweight and use this, their strong hands and heads that rotate 180 degrees to find their way around.
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