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What happened to tarsiers in Bohol after Typhoon Odette?

Jan Milo Severo - Philstar.com
What happened to tarsiers in Bohol after Typhoon Odette?
A small nocturnal primate with large eyes, tarsier is the most endangered primate in the world.
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MANILA, Philippines — Out of the 150 tarsiers in a conservation area in Bohol, only two remained visible for now in their viewing area after Super Typhoon Odette ravaged Visayas and Mindanao. 

Jennie-Lee Dical, manager of Bohol Tarsier Conservation Area, said in her interview with “Unang Balita” that tarsiers usually hide behind rocks and big branches of trees during typhoons. 

“Natakot din po sila. Mostly po nagtatago yung tarsier 'pag may ganyang sakuna. Nagtatago sila sa ilalim ng mga bato or nagtatago sila sa mga big branches ng puno,” she said.  

A small nocturnal primate with large eyes, tarsier is the most endangered primate in the world. They are suicidal and may kill themselves just by hearing high-volume noises.

Meanwhile, four of the 1,700 plus popular Chocolate Hills were seen crumbled due to Odette. The complex of the hills was also partially destroyed. 

“Yung newly renovated restaurant namin hindi pa na-turnover basag lahat ng salamin at yung Chocolate Hills pavilion kung saan nagre-rest yung mga guests naming after umakyat. Yung sa viewing deck hindi siya totally damaged, yung wishing well lang ang natanggal,” Chocolate Hills Complex manager Bernadette Adlaon said.  

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