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Tourism Drives Tiny Philippine Primate to Suicide

Tourism Threatens Tiny Suicidal Philippine Primate
Science News by NewsLook

The Philippine tarsier, with its bat-like ears, and giant eyeballs, is one of the smallest primates in the world, but tourists who flock to see them in their natural habitat may not realize their very presence is putting the animal at risk.

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9:24AM PDT on Aug 19, 2012

Like all humans, also tourists are on a chase after views and hence they are disturbing the peace of nature.

Foolish consumers - mostly thinking when it is too late!

Better late than never!

5:21AM PDT on Mar 25, 2012

Thanks for the article.

12:13PM PST on Jan 6, 2012

Poor little one. And humans are responsible again.

11:07AM PST on Jan 4, 2012

So sad, maybe more education is needed. 100 years from now long after we are gone, the world will olny read and see pictures of so so many animals, birds ,fish, and the enviroments in which they lived, all thanks to us the human race.

4:25AM PST on Dec 26, 2011

:( Life is hard in some places and people do things in the name of making a living... we are all guilty of exploiting our co-creatures and wrecking the planet... :(

8:42AM PST on Dec 21, 2011

Poor little guys. I hope they start doing more to discourage tourists from getting so close and disturbing them with all that noise.

11:44AM PST on Dec 20, 2011

How horrible.

4:22AM PST on Dec 20, 2011

so sad

3:32AM PST on Dec 20, 2011

This is so sad. Ethics needs to precede "entertainment".

1:22PM PST on Dec 19, 2011

so sadly noted...........

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