Keeping a 6,000-year-old tradition soaring

A man releasing an eagle during the Spring Eagle Festival in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia. Members of Mongolia's Kazakh ethnic group celebrate their 6,000-year-old history of eagle-hunting with an annual festival which aims to draw tourists a
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A man releasing an eagle during the Spring Eagle Festival in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia. Members of Mongolia's Kazakh ethnic group celebrate their 6,000-year-old history of eagle-hunting with an annual festival which aims to draw tourists and encourage the continuation of the eagle-hunting tradition. Participants also compete for awards such as Best Turned-Out Eagle and Best Eagle for Hunting Prey.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 08, 2018, with the headline 'Keeping a 6,000-year-old tradition soaring'. Print Edition | Subscribe