Jonathan Scott (zoologist)

Jonathan Scott (zoologist)

Jonathan Scott (born 1949 in London ) is an English zoologist and wildlife photographer specializing in African wildlife. He spends much of his time in the Masai Mara National Game Reserve in south west Kenya and the Serengeti National Park in northern Tanzania.

He and his wife Angie, who is also a wildlife photographer, have traveled the world to film wildlife for a number of projects, including segments for "Wild Things" (Paramount Productions) and the series "Elephant Diaries", for which he worked with the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Much of their work focuses on big cats, though they also enjoy spending time with the Masai herdsmen and their families who live in the Masai Mara.

Jonathan has been resident naturalist at various camps in Africa, narrated episodes of Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom, is co-presenter of the BBC programme Big Cat Diary (for which Angie acts as spotter and stills photographer), guest lectured on the "Explorer" (an Antarctic expedition cruise ship), wrote the text and took the photographs for his book "The Leopard's Tale", and sells limited edition prints of his own pen and ink drawings.

He was named BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year in 1987 and received the Cherry Kearton Medal from the Royal Geographical Society in 1994; in 1996 he was awarded an African Travel and Tourism Association Award. Angie also won the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition in 2002, making them the only couple to have both won individually.

He and Angie have a son, David, and a daughter, Alia.

Scott, like stated, is a co -host of BIG CAT DIARIES. He, in big cat week one, along with other zoologists, tracks down and documents the lives of several big cats. His co-host Simon King documents the lives of the Marsh Pride lions (currently led by dominant male "Simba") and the life of a solo female lioness, Bibi, who recently had cubs but was shunned from the Marsh Pride. During all this Scott documents the "diary" of cheetah "Kike" with her 3 nine month old cubs while Saba-Douglas tracks down and documents the lives of leopard Bella and her two cubs (Chui and un-named female)


* [ BBC biography]

External links

* [ Jonathan and Angela Scott home page]

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