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Mountains of the Snow Leopard  (1994)

The most mysterious of the great cats

Deep in the Mongolian mountains, mammalogist, passionate conservationist and leading field biologist Dr George Schaller explores the habitat of the critically endangered snow leopard.

Incredibly isolated and exposed to a severe climate, Mongolia’s remote position allows it to harbour a variety of large animal species, extinct everywhere else in the world. Stunning cinematography captures the colourful lifestyle of the free-spirited nomadic peoples, the majestic herds of Kulan and Schaller’s touching encounter with the long fabled snow leopard.

Shadowing Schaller’s journey as he educates local herdsman, the production examines much of the country’s unique wildlife, recording behaviour never before captured on film, including the first ever footage of the rare Gobi bear.

Broadcast as part of the Survival series, Mountains of the Snow Leopard is a poignant conservation piece, a fascinating insight into life on one of the most mysterious lands left on Earth.

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Copyright Holder: ITN Source
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Film credits

Assistant Director: Luisa Stoughton
Director: Joel Bennett
Dubbing Mixer: Ted Spooner
Film Editor: Howard Marshall
Interviewee: George Beales Schaller
Music: Nicholas Hooper
Narrator: Ian Holm
Photography: Joel Bennett
Producer: Graham Creelman
Production Controller: Peter Schofield
Production Manager: Alan Bray
Production Organisation: Survival Anglia Limited
Researcher: Sue Flood
Sound Recording: John Howe
Sound Recording: Hank Timm
Sound Recording: Hayden Kaden
Writer: Graham Creelman
One of the rarest sights of the natural world
One of the rarest sights of the natural ...
The most mysterious of the great cats
The most mysterious of the great cats
The end of a quest
The end of a quest