Altangerel Pushaa

Native to Ulaanbaatar, fell in love with eastern Mongolian steppes while serving in the border troops for 10 years. Got married there and lives now with his wife and 4 daughters. Working as a ranger since 2009. Patrols a territory of  81897.20 hectares or 202372.3 acres. In many cases he has to go on patrol on horseback and interactions with wildlife are common. He remembers numerous encounters with wildlife, like a pack of wolves stocking him, or a mom bear with 2 cubs attacking while he was setting camp.

He loves to train racehorses. He has been riding motorcycles for 21 years.

“Places I work have tall grasses, very humid and boggy in summer and get deep snow in winter, so no bike or car is able to go through these areas. As a result, a lot of my patrolling is limited to horseback riding”.

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