5. Philippine tarsier – the smallest primate
This little animal with huge eyes is among the smallest higher primates. It is a Philippine endemic species that lives mainly on the islands of Bohol, Samar, Leyte and Mindanao. Tarsier is a nocturnal animal, so his sight is very well adapted for night vision. During the day he is hiding in the cavities of the trees, where he rests and sleeps. He is also a great hunter because he feeds on small insects, spiders, crustaceans and small rodents. Tarsier occurs in the branches of the trees, so to catch the prey, he jumps from one tree to another one. Sometimes he has to overcome several meters distance. In order to attach well to the tree trunk, he has very long thin fingers and also the tail.