Gitanjali Bhattacharya is a Conservation Biologist and the Head of Global Development for the Zoological Society of London.

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Born: 1978

Hometown: Dehradun, India

Education: PhD in Ecology, Columbia University

Occupation: Conservation Biologist

Expeditions: Assam and Garhwal Himalayas, India

Favorite Place to Be: Kaziranga National Park, Assam, amidst six-foot grass in the company of magical wildlife.

Best Discovery: Indian rhinos avoid competition with other herbivores by altering their use of resources in space and time.

Favorite Item to Have in the Field: Binoculars, camera and my Brasher shoes.

Personal Heroes: Naturalist Gerald Durrel, and my mother, whose wisdom and courage are my inspiration

Hobbies: Mountaineering, gardening, bird watching, reading

Advice: Ambition without effort is like a bird without wings.