Jess French is a passionate zoologist and naturalist. She has a first class degree in Zoology and is midway through a degree in veterinary medicine and surgery. Jess also works as a children's TV presenter for CBeebies and as a teacher for school groups interested in animals and the natural world. Enthusing children about their environment and the animals it contains is very close to Jess' heart. While travelling, Jess spends much time working on charity projects, particularly primate rehabilitation programmes. She has worked with capuchins in Bolivia, gibbons in Thailand and langur monkeys in India. Visit her website, www.jessfrench.co.uk and follow her on Twitter @Zoologist_Jess.
The Born Free Foundation is a dynamic international wildlife charity, founded in 1984 by the actors Bill Travers MBE and Virginia McKenna OBE, stars of the iconic film Born Free, and their son, Will Travers OBE, the charity's President. Born Free takes action worldwide to save lives, stop suffering and protect species in the wild.