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Seven Things to Do in Bohol, Philippines

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Meet Bohol's Mascot, the Tarsier
The star of the show at the Rio Verde Tarsier Place, Bohol, Philippines

The star of the show at the Rio Verde Tarsier Place, Bohol, Philippines

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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: 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.

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