From the port where our Loboc River Cruise ended, our driver brought us to the Tarsier Visitors Center in Sikatuna where we were able to see the Bohol tarsiers up close. A donation of Php 20 is requested from each visitor but giving more than that is encouraged.
The place was set up to be as close as the tarsiers’ natural habitat in the forest. To prevent stress, caretakers prohibit visitors from touching them and from using the flash when shooting pictures. We were told that if handled the wrong way they would suffer so much pain that they are known to commit suicide to stop their suffering. Continue reading