Due to their special traits that resemble those of a fox, thick orange coat, curled tails and pointed ears, the Spitz breed is a unique choice for every owner.
With the help of the Himalayan Trust Fund scholarship, he was able to finish high school in Nepal.
He received his Masters degree in Natural Resources Management from the University of Manitoba in 1985with the help of the Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation of Canada scholarship.
Between the studies abroad, Mingma returned to Nepal and worked as a park Warden for Sagamartha National Park, home to Mount Everest.
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Warren is currently the only inmate on the island, a speck in the Pacific ocean, just 3.2 kilometres long and 1.6km wide.