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The Cutest Animals You've Never Heard Of

By Becky Ferreira Feb 7, 2014

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The Tarsier

Look at that little bundle of dorbs! Tarsiers are basically nature's riff on anime characters. Each of their enormous eyeballs is bigger than their entire brain, which gives them incredibly sharp vision. Why do they need such hawk-eyed peepers? Because tarsiers are the only entirely carnivorous primates currently living on the planet. Oh sure, you may have an uncle that claims to only eat steak, but even the most avowed meat-lovers slip a potato or some broccoli into the mix sometimes. Not the tarsier. Sadly, House Tarsiidae is more threatened than House Stark these days, and without conservation efforts, the world will lose this unique animal.

Tags: animals, science, slideshows, nature, cutest

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Becky Ferreira

Becky Ferreira is a writer, performer, and raptor based in New York.

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