Ben Britton: Biography

Video highlights from Animal Encounters

Learn more about Nat Geo WILD presenter, Ben Britton

As the face of Nat Geo Wild in Australia and New Zealand, Ben Britton gets closer to creatures great and small every day for a living.

Currently featuring in a series of locally produced vignettes alongside IJ the capuchin monkey, Bailey the Albino Burmese python and Jackson the alligator, Britton deciphers the mysteries of animal behaviour for viewers.

Passionate about wildlife, Britton believes strongly in conservation through education. He has appeared in a number of documentaries and on various television programs throughout his 20 years of professional experience in animal husbandry and wildlife conservation that have taken him across the world, from reserves in Africa to sanctuaries in Asia.

In addition to his on-air role, Britton is the Director of Wild Animal Encounters, an outreach program providing educational talks, displays and demonstrations of both native and exotic animals to the general public.

Previously Ben worked as a zookeeper in some of the leading zoological institutions both in Australia and overseas, including Sydney's Taronga Zoo and the Australian Reptile Park. During which time he gained valuable experience working with a wide variety of animal species from Elephants to Echidnas, and everything in between.

With his easy-going affability, Britton is well versed in communicating wildlife conservation messages in entertaining ways through the media. He featured as the resident wildlife expert on Mornings with Kerri-Anne for three years and has appeared on numerous free-to-air and subscription television programs including Sunrise, Sydney Weekender, The Big Arvo, Saturday Disney, Make Me a Supermodel, The Today Show, Animal Hospital, Burke’s Backyard, A Current Affair, Totally Wild and Australia’s Next Top Model.

Britton can currently be seen on Nat Geo Wild, channel 616.

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