Video: Watch Mongolians Hunt Wolves with Golden Eagles


Hunting with birds of prey is impressive, but it’s usually only effective for small game. However, That’s not the case if you have access to Mongolian golden eagles.

This video highlights the incredible Mongolian tradition of hunting wolves with a golden eagle. That might sound unbelievable until you realize that golden eagles bred for falconry purposes can have wingspans over nine feet and can weigh over 27 pounds. That impressive size allows them to take down central Asian wolves.

This ancient hunting technique has been used by Mongolians for thousands of years, and Genghis Khan reportedly had over 1,000 hunting birds. That proud tradition is on full display in this video, which features several eagle wolf hunts and traditional Mongolian throat singing.

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