The rainforest of the biological transition zone of Wallacea between the Indo-Malayan and Australasian regions...
The rainforests of Wallacea are found on islands in Indonesia and the tiny country of East Timor.
Being halfway between tropical Asia and Australasia, means that Wallacea has an interesting and unique mix of mammals, climbing through the trees are both marsupials and monkeys!
Tarsiers have huge eyes; each eyeball is reported to be as big as their brain. They have the largest eyes in proportion to their body than any other type of mammal. But the eyes are fixed, so they have to turn their head to see (like Michael Keaton as Batman); but they can turn their head almost 180 degrees. They are fast and alert, and are the only primates that feed mainly on other animals.
The region includes endemic monkeys, such as Macaca nigra, 'Celebes Crested/Black Macaque'. A striking species, with all black fur and glaring orange eyes. Very short tail sometimes gives it the common name of an 'ape'. Mostly terrestrial during the day, reported to sleep in trees at night. Usually seen in troops.. Endemic to the north east of Sulawesi mainland and islands.
Tangkoko Reserve, Sulawesi, Indonesia.