S1 Episode 9: Venkat & Hari Sankar


We interview father and son Hari and Venkat Sankar about their mammalwatching adventures at home in California and around the world. We talk about how Venkat got the mammalwatching bug when he was 14 after a very close encounter with Wild Dogs; Venkat’s love for rats and bats; and how their relationship survived the Puma that Hari saw but Venkat didn’t.


Venkat has many trip reports on mammalwatching.com including Kenya & Tanzania, 2013Central African Republic, 2015; lots of information on California; and several ground breaking Mexican trips plus his epic July 2021 Kenya trip. Here is more information on Pousargue’s Mongoose. Cover art – African Wild Dogs – by Venkat Sankar.