Tarsiers are the only entirely meat-eating primates that inhabit south-eastern Asia. Fossil records show that Tarsiers existed for at least 40 million years. All of its species living today are found in the islands, Philippines, Celebes (Sulawesi), Borneo, Bangka, Belitung, the Natuna Islands, and Sumatra.
They are small animals having a unique look with their enormous eyes that as large as their brain, long hind limbs, and soft, velvety fur. Their eyes are developed to cope with the nocturnal lifestyle and help the Tarsier to hunt and watch out for predaceous animal at nighttime.
They are such extraordinary creatures that have many interesting facts. Did you know that despite Tarsiers’ mellow look they are known to having a very shy and elusive nature and they are particularly shy around humans? One of their other most distinctive features is the ability to turn their heads 180 degrees. So without moving their body, they can see behind!