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Philippine Tarsier and Wildlife Sanctuary
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US$84.00*
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Private Bohol and Chocolate Hills with Loboc...
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Corella
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The sanctuary a property of Philippine Tarsier Foundation which primary mission is to save the Philippine Tarsier, its habitat and other wildlife.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this place last year and decided to return this year. We had done our research as we didn't want to visit a zoo where the Tarsiers are kept in cages. I was instantly struck by the fact that the tarsiers were in exactly the same place as they were last year, the exact same trees! There is no way that these animals are free to roam around, we saw 5 Tarsiers and each one was conveniently located right next to the path (which is only about 80m long in total), where tourists can take photos. We have since learned that these poor creatures are kept in cages overnight and put in the trees when the park opens. Its a real shame that this attraction is not as genuine as it would appear on first sight. We went just after it opened at 9am and the carpark was full of busses and taxis.

1  Thank paulkey
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is very well organized. Tarsiers live in freedom area and every morning are found a couple of them to be able to show them to visitors. Local people take care about tarsiers and this is not like a zoo on another place in bohol.

Thank Lukas K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Seeing Tarsiers is one of the things most people that travel to Bohol wish to see. It was fascinating to see the worlds smallest primate but I felt quite sorry for the poor creatures being a spectacle for loud, annoying tourists who cant follow instructions to be quiet despite the stress it causes the animals.

Thank Kaladin T
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This Sanctuary is the place to meet the tarsiers, wonderful and strange creatures; much better than the other 'conservation' place for these endangered species (we passed by it during our island tour and were distressed to see the number of visitors spilling out of vans and small buses; the poor anti-social tarsiers!). We were impressed by the care and respect accorded to the animals - Yoda's look-alike! - by the Sanctuary personnel. Also by the pedagogical exhibit in the small centre. Suggestion: increase entrance fee and have a well-displayed donation box to keep the Sanctuary going.

1  Thank eklatramos
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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

This place has been recommended by the Lonely Planet because they say the Tarsiers are cared better and stressed less than in the Loboc center. When visiting, you have to be respectful with them, no talking loud is permitted and photos are allowed only without flash. I think that is undeniable that these tiny animals suffer from some kind of stress when tourists go and see them, but since they are in danger of extinction, I believe that collecting funds by tourists' visits is the only way to save them. Ah, use your GPS to go there or ask, since the only sign you will see is when you'll be in the very same sanctuary.

Thank maurocivitanova
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