These tiny, giant-eyed primates are no larger than a child's fist, and can be found around Bohol if you know where to look. The tarsiers are well-adapted to a nocturnal life: their massive eyes (relative to their skulls) can see very well in the dark, and its large, mobile ears can swivel to better hear their prey.
To meet a tarsier face to face, visit the Rio Verde Tarsier Place at Barangay Agape in Loay Town. The place combines a restaurant, tarsier-themed souvenir shop, and tarsier enclosure where guests can see tarsiers up close.
- Location of Rio Verde Tarsier Place: 9.612934, 124.022504 (Geohack, approximate)
Rio Verde's enclosure is not very pleasant for tarsiers, though; if you want to see tarsiers in a more humane place, closer to their natural habitat, visit the Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary instead (tarsierfoundation.org), in Corella town.