NATURE: Siberian Tiger Quest

Wed, 10/10/2012 - 8:00pm

Raised in captivity, this adult male tiger is seen lying on a man-made lookout.

Credit: Courtesy of Joe Loncraine/©Mike Birkhead Associates

Embark with conservation ecologist Chris Morgan on a great challenge: to find and film the Siberian tiger. He has tracked large predators in some of the wildest and most remote places on earth and 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. NATURE: Siberian Tiger Quest airs Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 8 p.m. on WXXI-TV/HD (DT21.1/cable 11 and 1011).