tarsier


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tarsier

any arboreal, lemur-like primate of the genus Tarsius, of SE Asia, having large eyes and ears.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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Tarsier FOD Detection System has been installed in world-first class international airports such as London Heathrow and Vancouver for more than 11 years.
But it's another form of wildlife for which Bohol is known; it's the Philippine tarsier, said to have inspired Yoda in Star Wars.
Bohol, an island of about a million people around 600 kilometres (370 miles) from Manila, is known for its beaches, its rolling "Chocolate Hills" and tiny tarsier primates.
This lady has experienced water rafting adventure of Cagayan de Oro, had a close encounter with one of world's smallest primates called tarsier found in Bohol, climbed the famous Shrine of Valour of Batn and explored the internationallyrenowned beaches of Boracay and Palawan.
On Bohol the tour visits the Tarsier Sanctuary and rides by terraced rice paddies.
Native to Southeast Asia, the petite primate, a tarsier (TAR-see-ur), shared a common ancestor with monkeys and humans, if not the dreamy Snow White.
This upgrade coincides with the installation of the Tarsier system on Heathrow's northern runway, since being successfully in use on the southern runway since June 2008.
A world apart from the glitz and cacophony of Manila's malls--of which we'd had our fill in the last three days--the island's main attractions can be safely put at three: the tarsier, perhaps the world's tiniest primate; the forests that guard Loboc river and the curious hills aforementioned.
Vancouver International Airport (YVR) has become the first commercial airport in the world to install a day and night camera to its existing Tarsier Foreign Object Debris (FOD) radar detection system.
Vancouver International Airport has become the first commercial airport in the world to install a day and night camera with its Tarsier Foreign Object Debris (FOD) radar detection system.