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Tarsier Conservation Area

Overview

The Tarsier Conservation Area is a home of tarsiers, one of the world's smallest primates. Tarsiers measure only about 9-16 cm, have big eyes and can jump 40 times their body length! Locally known as mamag, mago, magau, maomag, malmag and magatilok-iok, tarsiers (Tarsius syrichta fraterculus) are Bohol tourism's mascot.  The Philippine tarsier is a shy, nocturnal animal that leads a mostly hidden life. During the day, it sleeps in dark hollows close to the ground, near tree trunks and shrubs deep in the impenetrable bushes and forests. Tarsiers are an endangered species due to illegal destruction of their natural forest habitats.

Tarsiers are known to commit suicide by smashing their heads against hard objects when they’re stressed. And it is easy to stress them. Tarsiers are very sensitive to noise and camera flash can disorient and distress them. Tourist guides make sure that people visiting the area follow the rules so as not to stress the tarsiers.

Features

  • Entrance Fee

    Php 50

  • Best time to visit

    October to May

  • How to get there

    Tarsier Conservation Area is over an hour drive from the Panglao Airport. You can rent a taxi or a tricycle to get you there. It is part of the itinerary for most day tours in Bohol. 

Location

Business Hour

Closed Now
  • Saturday
    08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Sunday
    08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Monday
    08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Tuesday
    08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Wednesday
    08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Thursday
    08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Friday
    08:00 am - 05:00 pm

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