By Marisol Bo-oc | 01:07 PM June 15, 2021

Photo: Scarlet Snow Belo

At a very young age, Scarlet Snow Belo, daughter of celebrity Doctors Vicki Belo and Hayden Kho Jr., was so curious about the Philippine tarsier found abudantly in Bohol province.

During her visit at Tarsier Sanctuary in Corella town, she was amazed how the smallest primate are protected by the Philippine Tarsier Foundation.

“Did you know that Tarsiers don’t like being removed from their natural habitat? When people do that to them they hurt themselves by bumping their heads on trees,” said the six-year-old celebrity kid in her Facebook.

The Philippine tarsier, known locally as mawumag in Cebuano and other Visayan languages, and magô in Waray, is a species of tarsier endemic to the Philippines.

Photo: Scarlet Snow Belo

The National Geographic said tarsiers are the world’s second smallest primate, measuring no more than six inches in height and weighing around 100g. What makes these nocturnal creatures so irresistible to humans is their giant eyes, which appear far too big for their tiny bodies.

The tarsier is a shy, nocturnal animal that leads a mostly hidden life.

“I’m glad that here in Bohol they’re being protected by Mr. Carlito Pizarras and his Philippines Tarsier Foundation Team. I’d like all my friends and all kids in the whole world to be able to see them when they visit our beautiful country,” she added.

The Belo family-Drs Vicki Belo and Hayden Kho and Scarlet Snow- were in Bohol for a family tour.

Photo: Scarlet Snow Belo

They were accompanied by Department of Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat.

According to the DOT, the agency’s visit to Bohol with the Belo Family was part of a campaign to inspire Filipinos to travel locally and safely all of them complied with the travel requirements of the host province.

By Bohol Island News

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