How to Draw a Philippine Tarsier

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Philippine Tarsier in 6 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.

At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Philippine Tarsier.

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How to Draw a Philippine Tarsier - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: The first step in drawing the Philippine tarsier is to draw its head. It has a round head with large ears.

Step 2: Next, draw the face; add details of the fur in its ears, its large eyes, and its bumpy nose.

Step 3: Then draw the body. It is a small monkey so draw the body round and small.

Step 4: Next, draw the hind leg and foot. It has long toes that are round at the tips.

Step 5: The next step is to draw the front feet. The toes on the front feet look like hands.

Step 6: The last step is to draw the tail. It has a long, thin tail.

Interesting Facts about the Philippine Tarsier

One of the smallest primates in the world the Philippine Tarsier is only 6.30in in height their average adult size is about the size of a human fist. It is only found in the Philippine’s specifically the southeastern parts of the archipelago especially on the islands of Bohol, Samar, Leyte, and Mindanao. It was recently made the single member of the genus Carlito after the conservationist Carlito Pizarras.

Did you know?

  • The Philippine Tarsier was only introduced to biologists in the early 18 th century.
  • Philippine Tarsiers are part of the Tarsiidae family that has existed for 45 million years.
  • Female tarsiers have multiple breasts but only one set is functional the rest are used as anchors for newborns.
  • Philippine Tarsiers cannot turn their eyes but can turn their 180 degrees.
  • The Philippine Tarsier has the largest eye-to-body size ratio of any mammal.

Lesson plan note: The Philippine Tarsier is related to primates like monkeys, gorillas, and humans but are on the same evolutionary tree as other simians. To help students understand create a large evolutionary tree placing gorillas, humans, and Philippine Tarsiers on branches to show how close they are to each other.