Thursday, April 1, 2010

Exotic creatures: Tarsiers

From Wikipedia:
"Tarsiers are the only entirely carnivorous primate on Earth: they are primarily insectivorous, and catch insects by jumping at them. They are also known to prey on small vertebrates, such as birds, snakes, lizards, and bats. As they jump from tree to tree, tarsiers can catch even birds in motion.[citation needed]
Gestation takes about six months and tarsiers give birth to single offspring. Young tarsiers are born furred, and with open eyes, and are able to climb within a day of birth. They reach sexual maturity by the end of their second year. "

Location: Phillipines and other Islands of Southeast Asia

No comments:

Post a Comment