Easter Bunnies at NAD Lembeh

April 16, 2017 by Sonja Geier 1 Comment

Happy Easter 2017 to all of you! Instead of the Easter Rabbit with white, fluffy ears, we’ve had a little tarsier visiting us. Not sure if he was hiding eggs though?

Tarsiers are small primates, about 10 to 15 cm in size which only live on some islands in Southeast Asia. The enormous eyeballs give the Tarsier a quite unique look: they can be up to 16 mm in diameter and help them hunt for prey and watch out for predators. During the day, Tarsiers rest clinging onto tree branches whereas at night time, they use their powerful hind legs and tail to leap to another branch and catch insects or smaller vertebrates.

And we’ve had another visitor which is not related to the Tarsier but equally cool I’d say. A Stick Insect or Ghost Insect has been hanging out in our gardens – resembling the twigs among which it lives, it remained almost unnoticed. Check out all those spines and tubercles on its body!

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Yen Chow April 16, 2017 at 8:35 pm

Great photos Sonja. Happy Easter.

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