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