Tarsiers in Borneo

Jan 15th, 2009, 07:24 AM
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Tarsiers in Borneo


Thanks for all your help so far in planning my vacation in Borneo.
I am back with another question: Is there anywhere in Borneo is where you can see tarsiers? what about lorises and langurs?

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May 25th, 2010, 05:06 PM
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I know this is an old question, but I was wondering about Tarsiers, too. . . anyone know?
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May 25th, 2010, 07:43 PM
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Did'nt see them in Borneo.Saw the orang & proboscis monkeys at Uncle Tan's.The rain forests being vast and most of it inaccessible & these primates being nocturnal,its difficult to spot them.However,I've seen them in Tongkoko NP in N.Sulawesi.
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May 25th, 2010, 11:51 PM
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I believe tarsiers are only found in North Sulawesi (where I just was) and the Philippines. The Animal Planet show on tarsiers was filmed in Sulawesi.
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May 26th, 2010, 04:16 AM
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Michael is correct. We were just on an expedition and Tarsiers, the smallest monkieys, are only found in Sulawesi. We looked on a very early morning walk (4 AM) but had to settle for seeing about 10 in captivity.
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Jun 17th, 2010, 03:10 AM
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Yes, there ARE Tarsiers! Martha Stewart is visiting the Borneo Rainforest Lodge right now and has been blogging with photos. Jump to #56!!

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Jan 27th, 2011, 09:16 AM
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I just had to post another link to a blog that has a great post and video of a Tarsier sighting at the Borneo Rainforest Lodge!

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Jan 27th, 2011, 02:49 PM
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They are indiginous to Sulawisi. On an expedition boat we went on land to a small island known to have a number of them. We had to have a wet landing at 5 AM but to our surprise we saw 2 with their sma;ll bodies and very long tails. Several islands over there was a make-shift zooo with 5 that we saw at a leisurely 3 PM. But, a zoo is not in the wild.
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