Tarsiers Become the Official Mascot of North Sulawesi!
Tarsiers are small, nocturnal primates. Adults weigh a little over 100 g, or about as much as a stick of butter. They eat mostly insects and have huge eyes for seeing at night and long legs for leaping from sapling to sapling. On Sulawesi, tarsiers live in small family groups of 3-11 individuals, and monogamous pairs are the most common social group.
There are quite a few species of tarsiers and Sulawesi is home to eight species of tarsiers that are currently recognized by the IUCN, and three of those species are found here in North Sulawesi. Other tarsier species are found in the Philippines and the islands of Borneo and Sumatra. However of all these areas, North Sulawesi is the premier location in the world for tarsier tracking (viewing wild tarsiers in their native habitat.)
Here at Lembeh Resort we run trips to Tangkoko National Park to see the Tarsiers as well other land ‘critters’ such Black Crested Macaques and Cus-Cus and often we also have the joy of seeing Hornbills feeding their young. If you would like to know more about this trip or any other land based excursions then drop us an email to [email protected].
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