Gitanjali Bhattacharya

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


Born: 1978

Hometown: Dehradun, India Education: Ph.D. in Ecology 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 Items To Have In The Field: Binoculars, camera, my Brasher shoes

Personal Heroes: Naturalist Gerald Durrell, 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