Have you ever been close to an eagle before? I mean so close you could touch it? Well this is your chance!

Kazakhs have been known to hunt with eagles for thousands of years. It is like something taken from a storybook and is hard to believe that this is common in Mongolia. But this ancient form of hunting is effective and still practiced today.

The eagles are found in the mountains and brought back home. They only use females for hunting, as they are bigger than the males. They are fed regularly to domesticate it and make it feel at ease with its new home.

Once trained, eagles will be used for hunting foxes, hares and other small animals. After some years the eagle is then released again to live out the rest of its life in the wild.