Guardian of Wildlife in Northern Tibet
Spotting a large herd of Tibetan antelopes, Gagya Darma explains that Tibetan antelopes could be seen quite frequently, particularly in October and November. Since it's the summertime, the females have just had their calves. If humans come too close, the mothers will lead their calves to run away to avoid danger. [Photo: CRIENGLISH.com/Fu Chengkun]
The Tibetan antelope, or chiru, is the wildest creature on the Tibetan Plateau.
Well-known for its exceptionally fine fur, the species was rapaciously poached and was driven to the brink of extinction years ago.
But nowadays, these leggy, hoppy animals are making a comeback, thanks to people who dedicate their lives to safeguarding the breed.
Gagya Darma is one of them.
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