Episode 3

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Duration: 59 minutes

The climax to the BBC Natural History Unit's wildlife adventure series searching for tigers in the Himalayas.

Following extraordinary rumours of tigers living in the mountains of Bhutan, the expedition shifts to high altitude. Cameraman Gordon Buchanan captures remarkable footage of a snow leopard cub from over 5,000 metres in the air.

Along the Tibetan border, explorer Steve Backshall treks to the mystical Tiger Mountain. Helped by a remote tribe, he has a very close encounter with the world's most elusive predator.

The plight of the endangered tiger brings biologist Dr George McGavin to tears, and the team present their findings to the Bhutanese Prime Minister. As the expedition culminates, Gordon makes the discovery of a lifetime.

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  • BBC TV blog

    BBC TV blog

    "When I saw the first images of the tigers on the camera traps from the mountains I was completely overwhelmed. It was very emotional." Presenter and cameraman Gordon Buchanan on being part of an amazing discovery.

    Gordon Buchanan on his emotional Himalaya tiger hunt
  • Male Bengal tiger

    Male Bengal tiger

    A male Bengal tiger filmed by the BBC crew on a remote camera trap in the Himalayas in Bhutan at an altitude of over 4000m.

    Tiger News Story: Highest living tigers found in Bhutan
  • Snow leopard cub

    Snow leopard cub

    Snow leopard cub captured on one of the team's remote camera traps at over 4000 metres in the Himalayan mountains of Bhutan.

    Snow Leopard news story
  • Leopard in the snow

    Leopard in the snow

    A leopard caught on a remote camera trap scent marked a tree high in the Himalayas.


Steve Backshall
Gordon Buchanan
George McGavin
Executive Producer
Tim Martin
Series Producer
Jonny Keeling
Rowan Musgrave
Rowan Musgrave


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