Nick Baker's Weird Creatures
Travel with Nick Baker to the most remote corners of the world to track down weird creatures beyond your wildest imagination. From dark caves to deep seas to exotic jungles, the world's wildest creatures are discovered.
All in the Family
The tiniest member of the Brookesia genus finally comes out to play with Nick.
Nick Baker shares his enduring love of the strange and wonderful world of biology in Nick Baker's Weird Creatures. He's been after all manner of critters for his entire life, a dedication not dissimilar to the Smithsonian's passion for the natural world. Nick spent his childhood days digging up his mother's flowerbed and discovering all types of creepy crawlies. Pretty soon, backyard biology blossomed into an insatiable occupation with all manners of critters. He tackled a number of ambitious projects, including rambling with foxes and badgers late at night, building a butterfly house with his savings, and collecting owl pellets for dissection. This was no passing fancy. After finishing high school, he set out for the University of Exeter to pursue a biology degree and some occupational direction. At the time, he only knew that he loved wildlife and liked second-hand clothing. Much to Nick's good fortune, Dr. Clive Betts was overloaded with a Royal Entomological Society of London initiative, a youth Bug Club, and invited him to lend a hand. In an Exeter greenhouse, Nick raised specimens and incubated a growing desire to share his observations with a wider audience. From that launch pad, the extrovert in geek's clothing appeared on the BBC and the UK's Channel 4 where he introduced viewers to misunderstood insects. Since then, he's never looked back. His books, articles and television shows bring everything from mammals to reptiles into homes across the world. Now Nick wants the next generation of naturalists to get ready for their own adventures. He's currently designing a line of wildlife watching kits for children to go out searching for their own weird creatures.