Iriomote: Pursuing the Elusive Jungle Cat

Journeys in Japan

28m 00s
Broadcast on July 19, 2022 Available until March 31, 2024

A father and daughter head to Iriomote, the largest of the Yaeyama Islands far away in southwestern waters. Covered 90% by subtropical jungle, its rich ecosystem earned the World Natural Heritage site status in 2021. The duo is on a quest to encounter its famous, endemic Iriomote cat. Along the way, they kayak, hike, snorkel and meet wonderful people connected to the island's nature.

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