The Philippine tarsier or mawmag is a species of tarsier endemic to the Philippines. It measures only about 8.5-16 cm in height and 80–160 g making it one of the smallest primates. The eyes are fixed in its skull and its round head can rotate 180 degrees. The huge eyes provide this nocturnal animal with excellent night vision; the ear allows to hear any movement. Its diet consists of live insects, small crustaceans, and small vertebrates such as small lizards and birds.
30 Adorable Baby Beavers To Celebrate International Beaver Day
Today, April 7th, is International Beaver Day. Although not endangered, this shy creature plays an important role in maintaining local ecosystems. Sometimes referred to as nature's engineers, the benefits of having local beavers are many: their ponds increase stream flows in seasonally dry streams by storing run-off in the rainy season, they help waterfowl by creating increased areas of water, and they even help to restore streams! In fact, 600 beavers put to work by the US government in the…
South African Bushbabies
The Bushbabies are not monkeys, they are primates and along with lemurs, pottos and lorises, they form the primate suborder of prosimians or "pre-monkeys". Like most prosimians, bushbabies are nocturnal and they have a reflective layer in their large eyes that allows them to see in the dark. Prosimians also have an elongated nose, almost like a snout, and are heavily reliant on their sense of smell. The South African Lesser Bushbaby has large eyes, a soft furry body, a small, rounded head…
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Wildlife under threat from Asia's poaching crisis – in pictures
It’s not just tigers, elephants and rhinos that are threatened by poaching. As Nepal hosts a Zero Poaching in Asia symposium this week, the WWF highlight 10 lesser-known Asian species being slaughtered to satisfy a growing demand for illegal wildlife products