The Tarsier (O’Reilly, which MAKE is part of, has this creature as the mascot) is in a fun line up of weird creatures…
Tarsiers are primates with enormous eyes and long feet. Their feet have extremely elongated tarsus bones, which is how they were penned their name. Primarily insectivorous, they catch insects by jumping at them. They’re also known to prey on birds and snakes. As they jump from tree to tree, tarsiers can catch even birds in motion.
All tarsier species are nocturnal in their habits, but like many nocturnal organisms some individuals may show some activity during the daytime.
Fossils of tarsiers are found in Asia, Europe, North America, with disputed fossils from Africa, but existing tarsiers are restricted to several Southeast Asian islands including the Philippines, Sulawesi, Borneo, and Sumatra.
Tarsiers have never formed successful breeding colonies in captivity, and when caged tarsiers have been known to injure and even kill themselves due to stress-
Worlds Weirdest Animals and Creatures – Link.
When I saw this it reminded me that we now have many of the familiar animals from the book series on other things now @ the QOOP store, check’em out…Link.
This little creature is also on my laptop…
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Worlds Weirdest Animals and Creatures link appears to be no good.
Even entering Tarsier in their search engine was a nogo.
It appears to have been taken down? Doing a search for creatures yields a link, but it’s dead as well.
Funny video of a Tarsier jumping at my wife a few weeks ago while she was in Bohol, Philippines! Scared the crap out of her.
that is the cutest monkey ever
looks almost like the little critters from “Lost in Space”…
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