There's no time to spare, right after our sumptuous lunch at the Loboc River Cruise, we headed to the Tarsier "Sanctuary". This one is just right beside the main highway. I dunno if this is the "sanctuary" I've read about in some blogs but what I'm expecting is a trail or something (it's really not good to expect), but it's not. The tarsiers are just enclosed in a 3 x 6 meter fence (estimation) with bushes inside it to imitate their natural habitat. I can't say for the "natural" part but nonetheless, the experience is amazing.
We all know that tarsiers are nocturnal (they sleep during the day), so basically people are disturbing them during the day. Camera flash is prohibited 'coz it can cause blindness to these primates. People keep on waking them up to have a photo with them, that's really sad 'coz they look like really disturbed and deprived of sleep. But according to the caretakers, they are so accustomed to tourists that sometimes they even look at people's cameras to, I guess, smile.
|with her baby on her pouch (just like kangaroos)|