New Zealand's Mountain Monarchs: Unlocking the Secrets of the Himalayan Tahr in New Zealand

Author(s): Ken Tustin


A century ago, a little-known, exotic animal, the Himalayan tahr, was introduced into new Zealand for big-game sporting purposes. From a few releases at Aoraki Mt cook, tahr are now permanent inhabitants of the sub-alpne zones in the central Southern Alps. Their ecology, lifestyle and unique behaviour, both here and in their homelands, remained largely un documented. until now. This is an inimate story of Ken Tustin's growing respect for a remarkable animal, seen over a lifetime, through the eyes of a hunter, researher, pilot and behaviour-study film maker. one man's quietly increasing affectiion for an extraordinary wild animal: The Himalayan tahr.


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General Fields

  • : 9781877566127
  • : Halcyon Press
  • : Halcyon Press
  • : August 2011
  • : 240mm x 170mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Colour and black and white photographs
  • : Ken Tustin
  • : Paperback
  • : 599.6470993
  • : 328