Searching For An Elusive Animal In Russia's Frozen Forest
Hunted almost to extinction, the last wild Siberian tigers can only be found in the forests of the far eastern Russian frontier – but not easily. And they had never been filmed in the wild, until one man went to new extremes in order to succeed where all others had failed.
In the season premiere of Nature, airing this Wednesday at 7 p.m. on tpt 2, conservation ecologist Chris Morgan 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.
Nature: Siberian Tiger Quest 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.
Check out a preview of Nature: Siberian Tiger Quest below and be sure to tune in to this season premiere this Wednesday at 7 p.m. on tpt 2.
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