The tarsier is the unofficial mascot of Bohol and everywhere on the island is tarsier-themed. These cute little guys are a huge draw to Bohol, but very easy to miss. We took the car to the Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary and spent some time learning about them and seeing them in their natural habitat.
Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary
Tarsiers are only 6-8 inches (15-20cm) from head to tail and have disproportionately large eyes. These adorable nocturnal primates hunt insects at night and are mostly inactive during the days. There are a few hundred (estimated) Tarsiers at the sanctuary and you’ll (most likely) see a handful just hugging a tree limb, watching crazy tourists take pictures of them.
The Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary is well worth a visit!
FYI: After you visit, you’ll probably want one. Sadly, they commit suicide during captivity (total buzz kill).