Like an animal (Ცხოველივით) – A film by Saxon Bosworth

Protector of the Caucasian Tur

A story from Lagodekhi, Georgia


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The story of “Like an animal”

“Like an animal” (or Ცხოველივით) is the story of Georgian conservationist, Nika Kerdikoshvili, who works to protect the Caucasian Tur in Lagodekhi National Park, in the Kakheti region of Georgia.

The Tur is a wild goat species living in the Caucasian Mountains, whose numbers have suffered greatly in recent decades to poaching. 

Nika, who grew up as a hunter, had some dramatic experiences with wildlife in his youth which altered his path.

He went on to trade his rifle for a camera, and uses his mastery of tracking and bushcraft to do crucial conservation work.

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Ცხოველივით shirts

The meaning of Ცხოველივით:

The Georgian word, Ცხოველივით, translates to “Like an animal”, the film title being a quote from interview with Nika Kerdikoshvili, who used the words when describing how he feels when in Lagodekhi National Park.

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  • 50% will fund Saxon’s future research & film.
  • 50% will support Nika’s conservation work, helping him to better protect the Caucasian Tur.

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Opticron giveaway

Thank you to our friends, Opticron, for supporting “Like an animal”.

Opticron have kindly offered to give one pair of their Explorer WA ED-R 10×32 to a viewer of this film.

To enter follow these simple steps:
  1. Follow Saxon and Nika on Instagram
  2. Share this reel on your Instagram story (& tag Saxon)
  3. Like and comment on the film on YouTube
  4. Enter your email in the box here

Winner will be picked at random. Entries close October 31st 2022. Winner will be notified by email on November 1st 2022.

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