Tarsier Conservation Area, Loboc

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Get a close-up view of the smallest, cutest primates at Tarsier Conservation Area, a large private greenery spanning some 3 ha (7.4 ac), which houses tarsiers for public viewing and research. Enormously large eyes will stare back at you as you observe these small, endangered, 8-16 cm (3.5-6.5 in) tall fur balls. The long-tailed creatures cling to their branches, usually waking up from their daily sleep when you arrive. On average, you'll see four or five tarsiers during the 30-minute walk through the wood. These shy nocturnal animals are a mascot of Bohol Island, making the conservation area popular among tourists. You can take photos without flash, but you shouldn't touch the animals or make too much noise. Add Tarsier Conservation Area and other attractions to your Bohol Island trip itinerary using our Bohol Island trip planner .
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  • I thought that these creatures are bigger and they with Palm size. They sleep during the day, so the tourists their very reach, but tarsiers patient.
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  • Limited number of tarsier and so many muddy routes But their staff are accommodating. Suggest that should be a resto .  more »
  • The Tarsier are quite cute and soooo tiny... It looks like the Tarsier has been placed by the staff and there is always someone of the staff that points on the tarsier (would be nicer if you have to s...  more »
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  • It was definitely interesting to see those cute guys for real not just in pictures and books. When you arrive at he place after paying a fee, they would have an orientation on what to do during the tour and fun facts about the tarsiers. It is hard to spot them since they blend with the trees and they are really small. But there are people to point you where they are and since they are nocturnal they were sleeping then, but we we're lucky I guess to see one open it's eyes, totally adorable. There is also a souvenir shop just as you finished seeing them, with lots of tarsier souvenir from shirts to bags to purses, even postcards if you want to say hi from your family back home.
  • A nice walk inside this center where you can see the tarsiers. Volunteers guys should control more the tourists, which sometime they are too noisy and take photos with flash. The path is short and it takes less than 20 minutes
  • Stopped here thinking this was the official sanctuary. Tried to ask the woman in the ticket booth but she was more interested in eating than in answering my questions about the place. So we payed the 60 pesos and were a bit disappointed: Absolutely no info on the animals or the work they do. I had to ask the employees who were standing along the way and they could've been informed better. But there were not that many other tourists and the place was quiet so the tarsiers could have their beauty sleep and they are also cute when they are sleeping.
  • Overrated. Tarsiers are special, yes. But for a place where people pay to see them, this Conservation Area is definitely not a place to visit. An entrance fee for four sleeping tarsiers. Too many crews litter the place. It seems like issued to see them
  • Finally i found my cousin! ( KIDDING ASIDE) Tarsier is the smallest primates of the world meaning they are primates like us. Very cute and hope they will survive coz i heard they are getting smaller and smaller survivors.

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