Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Tarsier's got their name because they have very elongated tarsus bones in their feet. Their fingers are also elongated and have nails. The third digit on their hands is almost as long as their entire forearm and contains a single long claw. Their strange limbs make them adept for tree living. Tarsiers are known to leap and catch birds mind flight and jump to another tree.
Tarsiers have never been able to sustain a population in captivity. Their is only a few sanctuaries that have been established successfully. This is a great example of an animal who has been greatly affected by habitat loss. The only way for this unusual creature to survive is by having large sections of forest to roam and re-populate.
PS you have to admit they have cute moments....
Friday, March 16, 2012
That's all for now,