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Zoologist and Wildlife Presenter


Billy is a zoologist, wildlife presenter, filmmaker, and keen paddle-boarder, who is a regular panelist on BBC Radio 4's Nature Table with Sue Perkins. He has also presented on BBC Countryfile, featured on ITV This Morning, BBC World Service, BBC Points West and BBC Breakfast, as well as BBC SpringWatch and BBC Earth's digital channels. 


This year he has worked with Whale and Dolphin Conservation on their "Lockdown Never Ends" campaign, Badger Trust on their "State of the Badger" project and The Mammal Society on their National Mammal Week launch.


Back in 2020, he was a regular presenter on Nina Constable Media's Wild World: Doorstep Discoveries, and has previously teamed up with ZSL London and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo for Billy's Day at the Zoo LIVE.

He has also a regular guest on BBC Radio Gloucestershire talking about seasonal wildlife stories. Billy is passionate about wildlife and inspiring others to learn more about the natural world.




Billy has recently returned to BBC Radio 4's Nature Table for a night of wildlife and comedy at the Eden Project with Sue Perkins and lots of other guests. He is also currently teaming up with Opticron in a brand new YouTube series "Five Minute Road Trips". This adventure will take Billy all over the UK as he tracks down some of his favourite wildlife. Earlier this year he teamed back up with Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC), campaigning to ensure that this generation of captive whales and dolphins are the last.




in search of wildlife.

Billy has traveled all over the world fueling his passion for nature. In the past few years alone, he's explored the frozen fjords of Iceland in search of orca, tracked down grizzly bears in British Columbia, gone on safari in Sri Lanka in search of elephants and he's even ventured to the other side of the world to find some of Australia's weirdest critters. Plus, he's even wandered around New Zealand's rugged coastlines in search of hectors dolphins, fur seals, dusky dolphins and sei whales.

©2024 by Billy Heaney.

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