Saturday, May 19, 2007
Tarsier on Bohol (Philippines)
This little feller (gal?) on the left resides in a dedicated sanctuary - he/she is not in a cage - in fact, its life is relatively hassle-free ... 'Just to give you some idea of the scale of this creature, the tarsier's body is about 5" (13 cm) long and its eye is apparently bigger than its brain. (It's the world's smallest primate - but its not a monkey and will resent it if you call it that!)
Most of the wildlife we saw on this trip was viewed underwater, as we did 12 dives with Sun Divers (www.sun-divers.net). We stayed at the Sun Apartelle (www.sunapartelle.com) on Panglao Island (near Alona Beach) and very much enjoyed the experience. The other critter here (on the right) is a nudibranch, otherwise known by its less sexy moniker: sea slug.