KHENRAB PHUNTSOG

MEET THE HERO OF HEMIS NATIONAL PARK

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Imagine having to carry a 25kg spotting scope & a tripod while sliding down a mountain slope in the icy Trans Himalayas! Just another Tuesday for Khenrab Phutsong, a remarkable forest guard in Hemis National Park, Ladakh. He may not be a qualified scientist, but his experience & knowledge of the Himalayan terrain makes him no less. And as a Buddhist, his philosophical views on Man & Nature will leave you inspired and astonished.

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About The Episode

Snow Leopard is one of the most elusive big cats in the world. This episode details how the wildlife guards and the wildlife department have set up conservation and scientific plans to protect , enumerate and increase their population. For the first time, we see the radio-collaring operations of the big cats and also the very rare Lynx. It also shows how the guards live and work in these tough terrains sometimes even by putting their lives in danger.