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Cages no place for tarsiers, birds

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‘LOST IN THE CITY’  Tarsier found at the Manila Golf Club stares at the camera from inside the cardboard box where it  stayed until wildlife officials took it away. RAFFY LERMA

Tarsiers and forest birds might make for cute and cuddly pets, but they do not belong in a cage, Environment Secretary Ramon Paje warned during this week’s celebration of World Wildlife Day.

Posted: March 8th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories,Uncategorized | Read More »

Too cute to kill? US split on suburban deer

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Seconds after Mike Braun spotted the deer in his headlights, his six-day-old car had $8,000 worth of damage, including a punctured radiator.

Posted: August 30th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Tarsier owner being hunted

‘LOST IN THE CITY’  Tarsier found at the Manila Golf Club stares at the camera from inside the cardboard box where it  stayed until wildlife officials took it away. RAFFY LERMA

Authorities are tracking down the owner of a tarsier that was found at the Manila Golf and Country Club in Makati City who may be charged with illegally keeping the endangered primate.

Posted: June 23rd, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

IN THE KNOW: Philippine Tarsier

‘LOST IN THE CITY’  Tarsier found at the Manila Golf Club stares at the camera from inside the cardboard box where it  stayed until wildlife officials took it away. RAFFY LERMA

The Philippine tarsier (Tarsius syrichta) is one of the smallest known primates in the world. No larger than an adult person’s hand, its size ranges from 118 to 149 millimeters (4.6 to 5.8 inches) while its average weight is between 113 to 142 grams (about 1/10 of a kilo).

Posted: June 22nd, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Tarsier found in Manila Golf

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‘LOST IN THE CITY’  Tarsier found at the Manila Golf Club stares at the camera from inside the cardboard box where it  stayed until wildlife officials took it away. RAFFY LERMA

As if finding squirrels weren’t unusual enough in highly urbanized Metro Manila, the posh Manila Golf and Country Club in Forbes Park, Makati City, on Friday yielded another out-of-place creature: a tarsier.

Posted: June 22nd, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

This TV vet makes wildlife come alive for the average Pinoy

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WITH Indonesia’s famous Komodo dragon

I’m sitting at a coffee shop table with Dr. Nielsen Donato, renowned veterinarian and, for the past year-and-a-half, co-host (with fellow vet Dr. Ferds Recio) of the environmental show “Born To Be Wild,” which airs Wednesday nights at 11:30 on GMA 7 (with a spin-off, “Born Impact,” Sundays at 9:30 p.m.). And his phone won’t stop ringing.

Posted: April 14th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Subic dolphin dies on flight to Singapore

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Wen Wen, one of 25 dolphins transferred from Subic in the Philippines to a Singapore oceanarium despite protests from activists, died during its flight to the city-state on Thursday, the resort said.

Posted: November 24th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Philippine duck finds safe haven in Camarines Sur

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The country’s only endemic duck, down to less than 5,000 based on estimates made six years ago, now has a safe haven: the fifth-class municipality of Cabusao in Camarines Sur province.

Posted: September 3rd, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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