This work traces the years of research and adventure that became a quest to rediscover an animal long thought extinct. In 1987 rumours began to filter out of Nepal that tribesmen had seen a massive elephantine creature in their traditional hunting grounds. From footprints and rare sightings, evidence was built up until a full exploration was mounted, and so began a catalogue of exploration and intrepid jungle adventure which took the small team to the heart of a legend.
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In 1987 rumours began to filter out of Nepal of a giant mammoth raiding the hunting grounds of Nepalese tribesmen. When a traveller returned with convincing photographs, renowned Royal Engineer, explorer and conservationist John Blashford Snell determined to mount an investigation.
Gathering together a team of expert trackers, sharp-eyed Nepalese boatmen, elephant handlers and naturalists, and aided in his search by Rula Lenska, equally well known for her work with endangered animals, Blashford Snell led a series of expeditions in pursuit of 'the beast of Bardia'. Enduring the harshest conditions, they listened to the stories of the forest people, fended off charging tigers and rampaging elephants and made one of the first descents of the tumultuous Peacock River. Gradually they discovered footprints here, fodder trails there, and finally sighted one giant elephant, then another… On examination of the evidence, scientists confirmed that the 'mammoths' did indeed share features with the prehistoric elephant.
Containing the first fabulous photographs of the giant elephants themselves, 'Mammoth Hunt' is a riveting tale of adventure, danger and discovery.
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0002556723