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What has the biggest eyes of any land mammal?

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“The Tarsier is one of the smallest primates and lives in the forests of Borneo and Sumatra and the Philippines. Tarsiers have a maximum body length of 6⅓ inches and a 10½ inch tail. Their eyes are so large that they would be equivalent to grapefruit-sized eyes in a human being.

Tarsiers, along with animals from the genus Galago, are the only primates able to turn their heads through 180-degrees in each direction. Galagos, known as bush babies, also share the Tarsier's large eye-to-body ratio. They can be found in sub-Saharan African forests.”

The Guinness 1999 Book of Records (Guinness Publishing, 1998).

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