Guest Blogger

Liz Bonnin

Join Date

June 2014

What I do

Biochemist, Wild Animal Biologist & Presenter


Liz kick-started her TV career as an entertainment presenter and worked on such shows as BBC1's cult TV show Top of the Pops before returning to her science roots. A biochemistry graduate, in 2008, she completed a Masters in 'Wild Animal Biology and Conservation' with the Zoological Society of London and Royal Veterinary College. Her main interests during her studies were animal behaviour and intelligence, and big cat conservation. She set up and carried out a research project on the diet of tigers in Bardia National Park, Nepal, which saw her come first in her class.

Liz’s latest projects Animals through the Night: Sleepover at the Zoo, a 90 minute documentary on the science of sleep for BBC4, Stargazing Live for BBC2, now in its fourth series, which saw Liz travel to Norway on the hunt for the Aurora Borealis, and Bang Goes the Theory on BBC1, now enjoying its eighth series.

Liz’s other recent projects include the two-part documentary on Amur tigers of the Russian Far East, Operation Snow Tiger, for BBC2; Animal Odd Couples, an animal behaviour series for BBC1, and the geology series: How the Earth Works for Discovery Science. She also recently presented Tomorrow's World: A Horizon Special, and an episode on the transit of Venus, for BBC2’s Horizon strand. 

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Liz Bonnin
Monday, 16 June 2014