Terry Nutkins passes away after being diagnosed with cancer


UKTodayNews.com: British TV presenter and actor Terry Nutkins died at the age of 66 after a few months he was diagnosed with leukaemia. Nutkins died at his residence in Scotland on September 6, 2012.

The agent of the naturalist, John Miles said “He had fought for about nine months or so with acute leukaemia.” On Twitter the Country Side Alliance express how sad they were to hear the enws of his death and said, “He taught an entire generation to love the natural world and animals – education is so important.”

Nutkins had devoted his life to teach the public about wildlife and was best known for co-presenting the popular BBC children’s TV series Animal Magic in the 1980s with Johnny Morris. The naturalist was also remembered for appearing on the program with Gemini the Californian sea lion that he had reared from infancy.

The other programmes which he presented included ‘The Really Wild Show’, ‘Brilliant Creatures’ and ‘Growing Up Wild’. Very recently, Nutkins appeared on BBC’s Winterwatch program where he revealed how he had survived the January winter. Nutkins was brought up near Marylebone station and often missed school to help at London Zoo due to which he became an expert with animals.