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 lacking of 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. This primate 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 scarves 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.