Science
11:19 am
Wed July 17, 2013

"Siberian Tiger Quest" on Nature airs on Wednesday at 7 pm

Conservation ecologist Chris Morgan (“Bears of the Last Frontier”) has tracked large predators in some of the wildest and most remote places on earth. He now embarks on a challenge that will fulfill a lifelong dream — to find and film a Siberian tiger living wild and free in Russia’s far eastern forests. The film features the work of Korean cameraman Sooyong Park, the first individual ever to film Siberian tigers in the wild. Park spent years in the forest tracking and filming the world’s biggest cat. Park’s tracking technique was unconventional, but produced more than a thousand hours of wild tiger footage and captured the saga of a Siberian tiger dynasty. Morgan spends time with Park, learning firsthand just how hard it was for him to achieve his remarkable accomplishment.

"Siberian Tiger Quest" on Nature can be seen on Wednesday, July 24th at 7:00 p.m. on channels 3 and 3-1.

Raised in captivity, this adult male tiger is seen lying on a man-made lookout. As in the wild, he uses this high point to sit and watch across his territory. In the wild he would use cliffs, even large trees and hill tops in Victor Yudin's tiger neclosure, Spassk, Primorsky Krai, Russia.