November 14, 2016
Niall McCann was born in Victoria, Canada into a family of adventurers and grew up in Shrewsbury, in England’s most rural county: Shropshire. McCann studied Zoology at the University of Bristol, and recently completed his Ph.D. at Cardiff University, studying Baird’s tapir, the largest mammal in the Neotropics and one of the most threatened species in all of the Americas. McCann has dedicated his life to seeking out adventure in the natural world, either in combination with his zoological studies, or on stand-alone adventures. A fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, McCann is actively involved with ongoing conservation projects in Honduras, Nepal, and Guyana, and is the host of the award-winning wildlife adventure series, “Biggest and Baddest,” with Animal Planet Canada and Nat Geo WILD. He has spent well over two years on expeditions on six continents.