A Cat Called Elvis (No. 305)
First Aired Sunday, November 11, 2007
In Mongolia, the Kazakhi name for Snow Leopard is "Elvis." These elusive animals have come under increasing pressure in recent years as their territory shrinks and human populations increase. Mongolian nomads hunt them for their hides (which can be worth thousands of dollars on the black market) and will often kill leopards in order to keep them away from their livestock. Many films have been made about the plight of the snow leopard but this is no ordinary animal behavior flick. Meet Charles and his wife Ann who journeyed to Mongolia along with their one-year old son seeking the snow leopard on the adventure of a lifetime and in the process, discovered so much more.