Ep. 1 Mountain Monarchs of Little Tibet

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This episode deals with the biological cycle of Abruzzi's chamois, which are endemic to the highest mountains of Central Italy. The Apennine chamois are an ancient species, but today, they are under serious threat. They are the survivors of a prehistoric species, with a few small and isolated groups remaining in the Balkans, Pyrenees, and especially in the Apennines. Alongside the seasonal cycle of the chamois, the film describes the life of the last snowfinches of Central Italy, and the smallest viper of Europe: the rare Ursini’s viper.

Species: Abruzzi chamois, Snowfinch, Golden eagle, Apollo butterfly, Ursini's Viper.

Directed by: 
Francesco Petretti