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Tarsiers, the World’s Smallest Primate: Animal Planet on the Looney Front, Part 9

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It has the largest eyes of any mammal in relation to its body size (each eye is heavier than its brain), it bears the largest baby in relation to its adult size, and it is arguably the world’s smallest primate — at barely a hand’s length.

Its specially adapted vertebrae allow it to turn its head 180 degrees in both directions so that it can see behind itself without moving its body, and its praeternaturally strong, long, hind legs enable it to jump more than 40 times its own body length, or over 16 feet from branch to branch.

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Source : HuffingtonPost.Com





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