Tarsiers in Trouble
Bright-Eyed and Bushy-Earred, tarsiers are nocturnal primates that jump through trees to catch their meals of insects, as well as lizards, snakes, and birds. They are native to the islands of Southeast Asia, and, astoundingly, can climb trees within an hour of being born. Many types of tarsiers are listed in the range of vulnerable to endangered, largely due to habitat destruction, agricultural pollutants, and human disturbance. In captivity, they survive at the low rate of 50 percent, because of their particular feeding needs, unsuccessful breeding, and overstress.
Find out more: Endangered Species International
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