Thursday, December 02, 2010

Spectral Tarsier, Tangkoko Nature Reserve

The Spectral Tarsier (Tarsius tarsier) is one of the stars of the Tangkoko Nature Reserve. It lives in the giant ficus tree and it is nocturnal, thus we have to wait for a while until the sun sets for this little primate to come out. The guides lure these huge-eyed animals out of their resting place with a cricket, and they quietly creep out to snatch them. According to IUCN, they are vulnerable to extinction.

1 comment:

dita said...

Tarsius! They are very adorable, u were lucky to capture it :)