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Nick Baker


Nicholas Rowan Baker (born 22nd April 1972) is an English naturalist and television presenter, notably on Children's BBC's The Really Wild Show.

Baker graduated from the University of Exeter in 1993 with a degree in biological sciences, but was a keen naturalist from an early age. He co-founded Exeter University's Bug Club and was a member of the Royal Entomological Society's Youth Development Committee.

As a field naturalist, he has researched the high brown fritillary butterfly on Dartmoor and worked with badgers, also in Devon.

In Nick Baker's Under the Skin on BBC Two, Baker attempted to get under the skin of animals such as grizzly bears, penguins, rattlesnakes and rhinos - examining their habitats and behaviour in his own way.

In 1999 Baker worked on two science series. He presented Twister and joined the presenting team of the science series, Tomorrow's World. Other ventures have included co-presenting BBC Two's Watch Out with Simon King.

Baker is a regular contributor to Radio 4's The Natural History Programme and writes for many publications including the BBC Wildlife Magazine, Wildlife Watch, RSPB's Bird and Birdlife magazines, the Young Telegraph, the Bug Club magazine, Wild About Animals and FBX magazine.

Baker wrote Baker's Bug Book and the Natural History Almanac for the UK. He has also been involved in Five and Discovery Channel productions and has worked for National Geographic.

He regularly tours schools with his animals to educate school children and often works with the RSPB.

Baker lives in Chagford on Dartmoor along with a growing menagerie of small animals including spiders, scorpions, stick insects, amphibians, reptiles, butterflies and moths.

Baker's talents are not limited to natural history. He cycles competitively and learned to play the harmonica when he was in school. He is also a percussionist and singer, and he regularly performs in jazz and blues bands.

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