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PIRATE!!!

It’s a sad but true story… Approximately three weeks ago we’ve discovered that one of our Tarsiers looks a bit different and is nlacking i one eye! Quite fast gained a new name – Pirate. At the beginning we weren’t sure if it will survive in a natural environment. A little tarsier has to hunt for most of the night thus it needs to be in a perfect shape. Tarsier has to be a great hunter in order to catch a big amount of insects. Apparently our pirate is doing well enough, has survived those past weeks and is getting better now.

 A ‘huggable looking’  tarsier at day time, is a great predator at night time! What is surprising, tarsiers can fight with each other, first of all – for the territory, second of all – for the females! And mating season is on now… The two males while fighting in order to charm a female can even kill each other! Cruel but real natural environment is not for the weak ones… But our pirate doesn’t have any other scars or injuries which rather occur right after the fight. Which leads to another theory, it could be just a bad accident or a big beetle bite.

But whatever that was, the good news is he is alive and is doing fine in the natural habitat. Which proves he is in deed one tough tarsier. Animals do do well in their natural environment.

by Kamila Fy

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photo by marta patyra

Experience Day Trekking

photo by Marta Patyra, http://www.nafilipinach.com

Day trekking allows you to explore the tarsier inhabited forest with the added benefit of exercise and breathtaking views.

During noon, it could be hot and humid, thus we encourage trekkers to bring water and even extra-shit. The ground when wet, as it always is especially if you trek before noon, is very slippery thus flipflops certainly will not work.

photo by Marta Patyra

Since its a forest, trekkers might encounter animals such as snakes thus be very careful with your steps.

photo by marta patyra

There are signages too, but very few thus trekkers must be accompanied by a guide during the entire hike.

You take as may photos as you like. These photos are taken by Polish volunteer, Marta Patyra during the trekking and camping of the foundation volunteers.

If interested in Day trekking contact us or go to our Day Trekking Page in this website.