As the face of Nat Geo Wild in Australia, Ben Britton gets close to creatures great and small every day for a living.
Currently featuring in a series of locally produced vignettes highlighting his relationship with a wide range of native and exotic animals, as well as his work in Africa, 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 the Wild Animal Encounters, a private Conservation Centre in the beautiful Hawkesbury, one hour north west of Sydney, Australia. The Conservation Centre in Wilberforce focuses on the preservation and conservation of wild cats of the world, including African Serval, Caracal and the endangered Cheetah. As well as providing sanctuary to a variety of endangered primate and exotic reptile species.
Ben splits his time between his home in Sydney and Botswana, Africa where alongside the team at Mashatu Research he is working to help conserve big cats and other African wildlife.
With his easy-going affability, Britton is well versed in communicating wildlife conservation messages in entertaining ways through the media. He also acts as the resident wildlife expert on Today on Channel Nine and is a regular on 702ABC in Sydney.
Britton can currently be seen on Nat Geo Wild, channel 616.