Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Bhutanese micro tiger

We recently watched a two part series about an expedition to Bhutan to look for tigers. Several kinds of naturalists hiked to some of the most inaccessible parts of the Himalayas in search of a missing "link" to the tiger corridor from China to India and across to Nepal. It was thought that tigers couldn't live at these kinds of altitudes. Well, the amazing thing is, they can, and were filmed there. We loved every minute of the documentary, marvelling at the beauty of Bhutan and the tenaciousness of the naturalists. We also marvelled at the similarities between wild cats (they also filmed snow leopards) and the domestic variety.
My husband has dubbed our little ginger princess "The Bhutanese Micro Tiger" - all 3.5kgs of her. Here she is in the gorse canopy, grooming herself!

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