TANGKOKO NATURE RESERVE

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a cute tarsier,a tiny nocturnal insect-eating primate

                    Tangkoko Nature Reserve is a 8700 hectares conservation area ranging from sea level up to 1100 m.It is located in the northern end of north Sulawesi,30 km north of Bitung,2 hours drive from Manado.

                    Finally we have seen them!My wife was a bit reluctant of hiking in the jungle:if she likes dogsand other pets,she is not fond of bugs!.It took more than 2 hours to reach the entry of the park at Batuputih where we got a ranger.

tarsier,ranger and grasshopper
After one hour and a half of hike where we heard and had only a glance to large birds even using binoculars,our ranger stopped on a large tree,home of a family of tarsiers.Although it was only 1700 (5 pm!),thanks to some grasshoppers,one of the highlight of our trip was in front of our eyes:the TARSIER,a tiny nocturnal insect-eating primate of the genus of Tarsius,10 to 15 cm in length with a 20 cm slender tail.He has enormous eyes(as large as its entire brain!),very long hind limbs.His body is covered with a soft beige fur.These cute small animals can be seen in Sarawak Malaysia and also in Bohol in Philippines.

                   People come here to see also my cousin the Crested Black Macaque but they were unfortunately hidden...also the bear cuscus,different kinds of squirrels,flying lizards,anoa,a pygmy buffalo and many birds like hornbill birds,cockatoos...We have seen none of them.

                   After 2 hours,soaking but delighted we came back to the car. 

                   Accomodations:a couple of basic homestays in Batuputih(Mama roos,Tarsius homestay),upmarket option is the Parai Benteng resort and  the lovely eco-lodge Pulisan Jungle Beach Resort www.pulisanresort-sulawesi.com

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tarsier,ranger and grasshopper
try to do that with your neck!
try to do that with your neck!
Entrance of the Tangkoko reserve w…
Entrance of the Tangkoko reserve …
do u know my bros?
do u know my bros?
do u know them?
do u know them?
do you?
do you?
dont feed them!
don't feed them!
these small insects are very...no…
these small insects are very..."n…
the ranger attracting the tarsius …
the ranger attracting the tarsius…
a tarsier,the smallest primate,a t…
a tarsier,the smallest primate,a …
a tarsier
a tarsier
nice slender tail
nice slender tail
well-equiped tourist!
well-equiped tourist!
a well-equiped couple!
a well-equiped couple!
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photo by: Sonya