A hunter poses with his eagle at the Spring Golden Eagle Festival near the Mongolian capital, Ulan Bator. Photo: Anand Tumurtogoo

Revival of hunting with eagles gathers pace in Mongolia as festivals draw more tourists to witness ancient sport

The 6,000-year-old tradition of eagle hunting among Mongolia’s Kazakh minority had almost died out 20 years ago. The launch of festivals gave it a new lease of life, and a recent film about the sport raised its international profile

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A hunter poses with his eagle at the Spring Golden Eagle Festival near the Mongolian capital, Ulan Bator. Photo: Anand Tumurtogoo
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