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Terry Nutkins, TV wildlife presenter, dies aged 66

TV presenter Terry Nutkins, famous for appearances on BBC nature programmes like Animal Magic and The Really Wild Show, has died at the age of 66.

Born in London in 1946, Nutkins helped out at London Zoo as a child and later helped author Gavin Maxwell care for otters on the west coast of Scotland.

The wildlife expert spent seven years on Animal Magic and was later seen on Growing Up Wild and Pets Win Prizes.

The father of eight was being treated for leukemia when he died on Thursday.

Nutkins' love of animals was undimmed by an incident when, aged 15, he had the top joints of two of his fingers bitten off by an otter named Edal.

Renowned for his natural ebullience and unruly hair style, he played a major role in the restoration of the historic Fort Augustus Abbey on the shores of Loch Ness.

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I remember him on the really wild show from my childhood it was around the same time programmes like Ace Ventura the cartoon was on and there was a saturday morning show on BBC 1 with Fearne Cotton as the host

I think Bucky O Hare and the Racoons were big at that time as well good times


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