Tarsiers are small primates belonging to the Tarsiidae family.

They are found in Southeast Asia, including Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines.

Tarsiers have large eyes relative to their head size, providing excellent night vision.

They are nocturnal animals, primarily active during the night.

Tarsiers are known for their ability to rotate their heads almost 180 degrees.

These primates have a unique grooming behavior, using their long fingers to clean their fur.

Tarsiers have a specialized ankle bone, or tarsus, which gives them their name.

They have a keen sense of hearing, with large ears that can rotate independently.

Tarsiers are skilled jumpers, capable of leaping long distances to catch prey.

They primarily feed on insects, small vertebrates, and birds.

Tarsiers have a gestation period of around six months.

The Philippine tarsier is one of the smallest primates, measuring about 3.5 to 6 inches.

Tarsiers have a short tail, often shorter than their body length.

They communicate using various vocalizations, including ultrasonic calls.

Tarsiers have a lifespan of about 12 to 20 years in the wild.

They are arboreal animals, spending most of their lives in trees.

Tarsiers have large pads on their fingers and toes to aid in gripping branches.

These primates are territorial and use scent markings to establish their territory.

Tarsiers have a highly developed sense of smell to locate prey.

They have a dental formula that includes sharp teeth adapted for a carnivorous diet.

Tarsiers are known for their huge eyes relative to their body size.

They lack a tapetum lucidum, a reflective layer in the eyes found in many nocturnal animals.

Tarsiers can turn their heads almost completely around due to their flexible necks.

They have a specialized grooming claw on the second toe for maintaining their fur.

Tarsiers are solitary animals, except during the mating season.

They may form pair bonds during mating, with the male helping care for the offspring.

Tarsiers have large hind legs, allowing them to make powerful leaps.

They are threatened by habitat loss and fragmentation due to deforestation.

Tarsiers are important for controlling insect populations in their habitats.

They are not suitable as pets due to their specialized needs and conservation status.

Tarsiers are considered living fossils, having evolved very little over millions of years.

They have a unique dentition, with a large gap between their upper and lower incisors.

Tarsiers are part of conservation efforts to protect their natural habitats.

They are featured in local folklore and cultural stories in regions where they are found.

Tarsiers have a high-pitched, ultrasonic vocalization that aids in communication.