Did you know you can follow The Big Cat Sanctuary’s Managing Director and Big Cat Expert on both Instagram and Twitter? His name is Giles Clark. You will get to stay informed about the projects he is working on and what he’s up to on a day to day basis here at the sanctuary too.
Giles is passionate about wildlife, his love of animals is very evident. A leading conservationist and BBC tv presenter – he has been heading our organisation since July last year.
From the age of 16 Giles was sure of his vocation in life, it was animals and wildlife. He began his journey with work experience at our sister park Paradise Wildlife Park which ultimately earned him his position as Head of Big Cats. This inspired his interest further in conservation and took him around the globe to learn, see and experience first hand how he could get involved and make a difference.
Global travels to places such as India and Indonesia where he worked on various in-situ conservation projects strengthened his already strong conservation ethos. His mission is firmly to educate and raise awareness of the plight of the world’s big cats which he demonstrates with his unfaltering drive and infectious enthusiasm.
Giles embarked on his next adventure at Australia Zoo working alongside the late Steve Irwin where he presented the BBC documentary Tigers About The House and Tigers About The House – What Happened Next. In these documentaries he hand reared two Sumatran Tiger cubs – Spot and Stripe. Since then he has also featured in another BBC wildlife series – Ingenious Animals with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.
Giles returned to the UK last July and has brought with him his wealth of knowledge and experience. He is doing some amazing work with the cats at the sanctuary as well as teaming up with global conservation projects to help raise awareness and save our world’s wildlife. He is also leading us forward with our conservation education programmes, you can follow him on social using the names below:
TWITTER – @BigCatGiles
INSTAGRAM – @GilesClark