Lucy Cooke is a British zoologist, author, television producer, director, and presenter. She has an undergraduate masters in zoology from New College, Oxford, where she was tutored by Richard Dawkins.
She began her career in television comedy production, and then moved into documentaries, later specialising in natural history. Among others, she is credited as director and producer for Balderdash and Piffle, director for Medieval Lives and You Don’t Know You’re Born, and presenter of Springwatch.
Books in order of publication:
The Truth About Animals: Stoned Sloths, Lovelorn Hippos, and Other Tales from the Wild Side of Wildlife
A Little Book of Sloth – 2013
The Power of Sloth – 2014
Life in the Sloth Lane: Slow Down and Smell the Hibiscus – 2018
Bitch: On the Female of the Species – 2022