Little wild boar, tarsier, big lizard, magical animal in the island

The snow-white beach on Bohol Island reflects the sea water in layers, with light green in the vicinity and deep blue in the distance

In this azure blue planet we live in, leaving the “medium” land invaded by high-rise buildings and going into the arms of the ocean can be regarded as the most extreme “other place” and “other country”.

The island is a pearl embraced by the arms of the ocean. Playing on the island, in addition to enjoying the beauty and relaxing, can also meet those animals that live on the same planet as us, or are ridiculous, or grotesque and rare animals.

Swimming with pigs
Pig Island, located in the Bahamas Islands, an island country in the southeastern United States, is a livable island with an average annual temperature of about 25°C. If you have time to go on vacation on this small island, swarms of wild boar will become your most unique and profound memory.

Why are there so many little pigs in small islands far from the land? It is said that these pig ancestors were the domestic animals that the sailors who came to the island to stay on the island for a short time. They intended to use them as a food supply during the future voyage.

Sailors all over the world did not come back to enjoy these “big dishes”, but the pigs that stayed were propagated carefreely on the island until they became an “attraction”, even the President of the United States has visited .

Why did the same piglet become attractive when he changed to island life? The answer may be because they have absolutely safe relaxation.

In terms of the environment, this is the safest paradise for small wild boars living on Pig Island: natural springs are everywhere, and neighboring islands protect them from tropical storms or huge waves; the entire island is protected by small wild boars Occupied, there are almost no natural enemies, and there are a large number of sweet and delicious tropical melons and fruits… Every day life is to eat, sleep, and swim, which is much happier than busy people.

More importantly, these little pigs got rid of the tight spell of “will be eaten”, and they became more and more innocent and cute. In the shallow sea, they play in the water and swim together; on the pink beaches unique to Pig Island, the pigs take a nap and sunbathe like tourists who are busy. They are not afraid of life. You can get close to them, swim and play with them in the water; they are close to humans. When a sightseeing boat arrives at Pig Island, the pigs will even pick up the boat and look at humans curiously and ask for food…

People who travel long distances and cross the ocean to come here to rest, don’t they want such an unconditional trust and a relaxed heart?

Say hello to tarsier
If there is still no way to persuade yourself to go to North America to “watch pigs”, you can go to the Bohol Island in the Philippines to see monkeys.

Piglets on Pig Island are close to humans

Remember one of the filming locations of the movie “Harry Potter”, the Chocolate Hills on Bohol Island? Bohol Island not only has white sand beaches, clear sea water, lush tropical plants, and a mysterious geological phenomenon that is enough to mirror the magic world, but also a kind of magical animal, tarsier, which is the only one in the world.

Tarsius Monkey is a Philippine national treasure. It appears on the Philippine 200 pesos banknotes. It is the smallest monkey species known in the world, with a body length of only 9 to 12 centimeters, but with eyes as large as 1 centimeter. When the eyes are open, it shines like two high-wattage light bulbs. In addition to the cuteness, these big eyes are an excellent tool for foraging in the dark night: in the dark jungle where you can’t see your fingers, these big eyes can emit a pale green light, making the tarsier “just like day” , Find delicious insects on the branches.

In addition to the eye-catching eyes, the tarsier has a big tail that is longer than its body, and long claws with suckers. The whole monkey is as big as a human fist.

They lived on the tree all their lives and almost never moved. What’s even more amazing is that these elves can rotate 360° in addition to their sharp visual and auditory acuity. In this small body, with so many ingenious “designs”, people can not help but sigh the magic of the creator.

In fact, there are 4 species of tarsiers in the world. But in 1921, when the “last” tarsier was made into specimens and collected in the museum, scientists believe that this creature may have been extinct. Until 2008, they appeared again in the jungle of Bohol Island. Nowadays, with the deterioration of the environment, only Bohol Island has this kind of tarsier in the world-but even in Bohol Island, it is relatively easy to see them only if they go to the specialized tarsier protection center.

With the guidance of the mountain, tourists will see these cute tarsiers in the trees and tree houses. If tourists are visiting during the day, these lazy monkeys are mostly sleeping, some holding branches, and some are shrunk in a tree house prepared by the conservation center, which looks like a little mouse or a tree Koala.

Bohol Island has the world’s “only one” magical animal-tarsier

The noise of people’s arrival may awaken these sleeping elves. They climbed the branches and looked at the visitors with big eyes. The sun shines through the gaps in the trees and shines on their furry bodies, making people feel as if they are in an isolated magic island.

Tarsier monkeys have been living on the earth for four or five thousand years. They are rare and endangered species and require extremely thoughtful protection and care.

The environment and life of the earth are changing rapidly. At this moment, I am fortunate to be able to live with such a cute little creature in a planetary home. Why not arrange a trip to Bohol for yourself and say hello to the magical tarsier on this Pacific island.

Snorkel with magical animals
Now that you have arrived at the island, you can experience the mystery of the sea world as well as the magic of the island.

Giant turtle in shallow sea of ​​APO island

If you are not satisfied with playing with the naive little wild boars on the beach, and do not want to stop exploring in the island forest, then use the Pacific Island as a “base camp” to dive in the sea of ​​different islands, you can harvest different Surprise.

Prototype of the protagonist of the movie “Godzilla”-Marine Iguana

The APO island of the Philippines is a very small island in the Pacific Ocean. The folk customs on the island are simple and the scenery is mediocre, but APO Island is known as “the best diving spot in the Philippines” and is known as “one of the world’s top ten diving destinations.” Here, the biggest highlights are turtles and clownfish.

Unlike the diving scenery in other parts of the world, due to the special and favorable geographical location, a large number of giant turtles are gathered in the shallow sea near APO Island, which can be seen by simple snorkeling. There are five types of these turtles, any of which is difficult for us to watch elsewhere. Turtles in the waters of APO Island are not afraid of people. They swim slowly in the water and seek food, so that people who snorkel can get close to watch.

Groups of “Nemo” is another highlight of snorkeling here. In the sea, among the coral reefs where corals and anemones cross and grow together, there are many colorful clown fish. Swimming with them in the waters of the Pacific Ocean is like coming to a fantasy world under the sea.

If the sea turtles and clownfish are not “amazing” enough, please move to the nearby Cologne Islands in the eastern Pacific, where you may see “Godzilla”-yes, the prototype of the protagonist animal in the movie “Godzilla”-Hyena Lizard. If you are lucky during the deep dive, you will see the scene where the marine iguana swims with its tail and prey in the deep sea.

Although it is the prototype of the “Godzilla” monster, it looks like a burly and terrifying figure, but in the real world, the marine iguana is actually very gentle. It is an out-of-the-box “vegetarian”. On weekdays, it only eats a fixed type and quality of seaweed, which is very picky about the quality of food.

The marine iguana swims with its wagging tail, and it often feels like a rampage in the sea. If you meet it while diving, most of them are on the way to find food. Usually it first looks for food on the bottom of the sea, then swims to the sea to probe the fresh air, and finally swings its tail to swim into the clear river next to it.

The marine iguana is the only species of iguana in the world that can adapt to marine life. Similar to the tarsier that only lives on Bohol, it is an iguana species that can only be encountered in the Cologne Islands. It can swim and prey freely in the sea like fish, and it often appears on rocky beaches. Although its appearance looks a bit scary, some people still like this slightly clumsy, lazy look, willing to travel to the remote Pacific islands to see its style.

In fact, whether it is a small wild boar swimming happily on the island, a “genie” tarsier with trees in the reserve, or a sea turtle with different postures in the marine world, colorful fish, and an ugly but gentle marine iguana, When we actually face them, we may no longer care about the “worthlessness” of this journey, leaving only the heartfelt sigh of magical things in our minds.