Philippine Tarsier is an endangered species found in South East Asia.
They are not monkeys.
Close to Lemurs, Bushbabies and Lorises. Monkeys and Humans are anthropoid but they are prosimians.
Locally known as “mamag”, “magau”, “mago”, “maomag”, “malmag” and “magatilok-iok”.
Solitary lifestyles but sometimes they live in a groups.
Their tarsals bone (long ankle bone) help them to jump about 40 times of their body length.
Eyes weighs more than brain weight.
Largest eyes in relation to body and they give birth babies which is largest in relation to adult size.
Life span around 20 years.
Mothers carry their infant in mouth.
Food habit : insect , small frog, small poisonous snake, spider, small birds.
Their species are 45 million old.
Their length is about 90 – 150 millimeters and weights is 80 – 150 gm.
Breeding time – April and May and October and November.
IUCN considered them as Vulnerable or Endangered.
Photos Of Philippine Tarsier