World-Famous Eagle Huntress Moves to Kazakhstan

ASTANA – The world-famous Kazakh eagle huntress born in Mongolia Aisholpan Nurgaipkyzy moved with her family to Kazakhstan, reported Kazinform on Jan. 28.

Aishoplan Nurgaip with her eagle White Feathers. Photo credit: Asher Svidensky.

According to Nurgaipkyzy, she has not abandoned the ancient tradition and practices once a week. Due to her academic workload, she does not take part in competitions but attends them as a guest.

In 2016, English filmmaker Otto Bell shot a documentary film, “The Eagle Huntress,” which showed Aisholpan’s path to triumph in her first-ever eagle hunting contest at the Golden Eagle Festival.

In 2018, Aisholpan received the Order of the Polar Star (Altan Gadas Odon), a state award of Mongolia.

In 2022, the book “The Eagle Huntress: The True Story of the Girl Who Soared Beyond Expectations” was presented at the first Central Asian Media Forum in Astana.  

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