The human race stands at the brink of an epic statistical milestone. The UN has set October 31 of this year as the date the human population is expected to surpass seven billion people. As our numbers swell, the wild animals that we treat like awkward guests have ever less legroom.
Take a look at some Asian survival outposts – conservation zones where animals take precedence over people. The line-up runs the gamut from mouse hares to mighty Komodo dragons.