Liz Bonnin, Science and Wildlife Presenter
‘As science continues to unravel the secret lives of cats, we can develop richer, more interesting relationships with our fascinating feline pets. International Cat Care is dedicated to providing cat owners with all the information they’ll ever need to make sure their cats have the best quality of life possible, but they are also committed to improving the welfare of all cats everywhere. It’s a great pleasure to be able to support such a hardworking and passionate organisation.’
Liz had always been interested in biology and chemistry at school, and she went on to study Biochemistry at University. After graduating, she started a career as a TV presenter working on shows that included Top of the Pops, before returning to her first love, science, and completing a Masters in Wild Animal Biology and Conservation. Liz’s 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 TV career has drawn heavily on her academic expertise. In the latest series of Horizon, Liz presents new scientific research raising hard questions about the future of zoos, in Horizon: Should We Close Our Zoos. She has also been busy filming a brand new wildlife series about animal migrations called Nature’s Epic Journeys, which broadcast in May 2016. Liz also presented the hugely successful Big Blue Live series in Monterey, California. Other TV credits include wildlife and animal behaviour programmes Super Smart Animals, Animals in Love, Animals through the Night: Sleepover at the Zoo, Operation Snow Tiger and Animal Odd Couples; science series Horizon, Stargazing Live and Bang Goes the Theory; documentaries Egypt’s Lost Cities, Museum of Life and Science Friction; and the popular Countrywise.
In addition to her TV work, Liz is a seasoned and engaging conference facilitator and awards host and has MC’d various events, including most recently, the UK’s National Science and Engineering Competition Awards and the Natural History Museum’s prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards.
International Cat Care is delighted to have Liz on board as an ambassador for the charity.