• “I love to explore environments in new ways and learn more in the process”

Bio

TV Presenter and Zoologist

Megan is a passionate zoologist with a particular interest in behaviour, evolution and the illegal wildlife trade. Her interest stems from a childhood growing up in and around the Isle of Wight Zoo, which specialises in the rescue and rehabilitation of ex-circus and pet trade animals. Having travelled the world from a young age, she became familiar with living in remote areas whilst searching for incredible wildlife. From tracking in the African bush to hiking through the Antarctic continent, Megan has extensive experience working in different climates with an array of species.

Zoologist, Wildlife Rehabilitator and Conservationist

She studied BSc Zoology at the University of Liverpool, and specialised in primate behaviour and conservation. Her final thesis researched the social dynamics and interactions of ring-tailed lemurs in relation to enrichment practices.

Megan has additional experience working in scientific research having spent many months volunteering around the world. Megan worked in China as a behavioural specialist for the charity, Animals Asia, which rescues and rehabilitates bears trapped in the bear bile farming market.

Using her knowledge and experience working with rescued big cats at the Isle of Wight Zoo, she analysed the behaviours of animals recently rescued from dyer conditions and aided in their transition to life in a sanctuary. Additionally, she’s spent time volunteering for Africat in Namibia working on big cat conservation and teaching environmental education workshops.

Megan has an innate curiosity about the environment and the wildlife within, especially that of the apex predators and so she decided to spend five months working alongside leading scientists at Bimini Biological Field Station (Sharklab). Here, she aided in the research of different shark species looking to understand their personality traits and general ecology.

In 2020, Megan published her first book with Chris Packham – Back to Nature: How to Love Life and Save It.

Photographer

In 2019, Megan was appointed coordinator and judge of Young Bird Photographer of the Year. She’s been a keen wildlife photographer since she could hold a camera and won the under 12’s RSPCA’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award in 2007. She is most well-known for her Antarctic photography.

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