Monday, October 3, 2011

Nature Watch: Philippine Tarsier recovered in Barangay Astorga

A specie of Philippine Tarsier (Tarsius syrichta) was recovered in Sitio Idong, Barangay Astorga, Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur on September 29 in the morning by a certain Alex Espelita, a resident of the said place. The mammal is akin to the species of tarsiers located in Lobok, Bohol province.

The tarsier is classified as a threatened mammal specie within the entire Mt. Apo Natural Park (MANP). Generally, it appears that MANP is hosting numerous Philippines and Mindanao Faunal Region’s endemic mammalian species. From the list of these mammals, twelve (12) species are endemics only to the Philippines which include the captive tarsier in sitio Idong.

The information was forwarded to this blogger by a mountaineering friend Mr. Ruel Nuevo of AMECC.