Good Morning Friends!! When I heard about my friend Louisdog’s idea to draw attention to all the endangered animals in the world with a special day, I was ON BOARD. All we had to do was pick an animal that was endangered and write a little bit about them and share it! Easy Peasy!
When I researched endangered species there were so many animals that I did not KNOW were endangered……but there was one little animal that I was NOT the least bit familiar with whose little face “called” to me……..I just HAD to write about him. He is the “TARSIER”………..
I put together a short report on this little guy and submitted it to Louis……………….Louisdog is the new Director of the Blogville Arts and Entertainment blog – HERE. All of us who pawticipated in this salute to Endangered Species are there with our reports so you can take a peek if you like.
This was my submission:
Hi – Angel Sammy here and I want to introduce you to a new friend of mine. Tiny the Tarsier. Tarsiers are an endangered species which makes me sad –they are cute little creatures and since they live in the rain forest they are in danger of losing their habitat.
Tarsiers are the only entirely carnivorous primates, preying on insects, lizards, and snakes. Clinging upright to trees, they press the tail against the trunk for support. Their grip is also aided by the tips of their digits, which are expanded into disklike adhesive pads. Tarsiers move through the forest by launching themselves from trunk to trunk propelled by their greatly elongated hind limbs.
Adults live in monogamous pairs and keep in contact vocally during the night, defending territory against other pairs using extremely high-pitched calls. On the island of Celebes (Sulawesi) these calls are duets—different but complementary calls made by the male and female. Single young are born in a fairly well-developed state, furred and with eyes open, after a gestation of perhaps six months.
I hope you’ll stop by and read the submissions made by our blogville buddies……….! Just follow the link above.
Hugs, Angel Sammy