"Yussef is a zoologist and wildlife TV presenter. A self-confessed nature nerd, he loves nothing more than to get outside and immerse himself in the natural world - something he strives to encourage more people to do!"
From wrangling his first crocodile when he was just four years old, to digging for earthworms in the school playground, Yussef has had a passion for natural history for as long as he can remember. As he grew up, his love for wildlife became even more apparent and led him to study BSc Zoology at university.
After he graduated, Yussef went on to work as a zookeeper, which gave him hands-on experience with some of the most weird and wonderful animals on the planet! But he soon found that his true passion lies in sharing his knowledge of these marvellous creatures with others, and that’s when he fell in love with presenting..
Yussef landed his first gig as one of the main presenters on the brand new children’s channel, BBC Earth Kids - a dream job - where he hosted his very own show called Bugface. He was joined by a whole host of celebrity guests, as well as some very special creepy crawly guests! Yussef also narrated the BBC Earth Kids show, Wild Bites, a series of mini nature documentaries with each episode focusing on one particular species - everything from thermoregulating penguins to blue-blooded octopuses!
As well as working with BBC Earth, Yussef has also made appearances on ITV daytime talk shows, has presented and produced educational pieces on the Bitesize Daily show for CBBC, and will soon be making his Sky TV debut on the next season of Battle of the Alphas. He's also recently worked alongside Off The Fence Productions, where he presented a film titled The Trees of Life on their new digital platform, WaterBear Network.
Yussef enjoys collaborating with wildlife organisations, and has worked with those such as The Wildlife Trusts, RSPB, and RSCPA, where he has produced online content for them, hosted live events, helped to promote important conservation campaigns, and written articles for their magazines. He also co-presented The Wildlife Trusts' web series, Skomer LIVE, alongside fellow wildlife presenter, Lizzie Daly.
Most recently, Yussef has been back working with BBC Studios again on his biggest and most exciting project yet - a brand new show for BBC Earth, this time on the main channel, called After We've Gone. Presenting alongside his wildlife filmmaker friend, Dan O'Neill, the pair head on an adventure to some of the UK's most incredible abandoned locations and discover the plethora of species that moved in after rhe humans moved out
Always on the look out for new opportunities, Yussef has experience working in a wide range of presenting environments, including; television, radio, and presenting in front of a live audience. So if you'd like to work with him, then don't hesitate to get in touch!
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