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Big Cat Diary

Jonathan and Angie Scott
Thursday, 4 Dec 2003
The Excelsior Hotel

Big Cat Diary
An Evening with Jonathan and Angie Scott
Thursday, 4 December 2003
The Ball Room, The Excelsior Hotel, Causeway Bay
Drinks 6.30 pm; Lecture 7.30 pm,

We are delighted to welcome to Hong Kong Jonathan and Angie Scott, the presenters of the celebrated Big Cat Diary television series and authors of numerous books on East African wildlife. In this lecture, Jonathan and Angie Scott will illustrate the extraordinary lifestyles of the big cats, followed by a showing of one of their films.

Jonathan Scott was born in London and read zoology at Queen's University of Belfast before travelling overland through Africa in 1974. Angie Scott was born and raised in Africa. Jonathan and his wife Angie have worked in Africa since the 1980s. Their unique approach of living with the big cats of the African savanna for 24 hours a day, 365 days a year has revolutionised the understanding of the lifestyles of these species, as well as providing unique film and photographic footage.

Jonathan and Angie Scott have lectured worldwide on their work as wildlife photographers and naturalists. They have spoken on a number of occasions at the Society in London, at the Natural History Museum in London, all round North America, for the WWF and on tours worldwide. In addition to his numerous television series, Jonathan is the author of 12 books on African wildlife, including The Marsh Lions, Mara Serengeti: A Photographer's Paradise, The Big Cat Diary, Kingdom of Lions and The Leopard's Tale. Jonathan and Angie have also collaborated on two safari guidebooks to East African Animals and Birds and on various television wildlife series.

Jonathan has presented several BBC television series, including Africa Watch, Flamingo Watch and Dawn to Dusk, as well as his celebrated BBC/Discovery Channel wildlife series Big Cat Diary, which has now been running for five years. In 1987, Jonathan Scott won the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the year Award and holds the Cherry Kearton Award of the Royal Geographical Society for his photographs of African wildlife.

Members and their guests are most welcome to attend this lecture, which is HK$150 for members, HK$200 for Members' guests and HK$250 for others. This price includes a complimentary drinks reception. We are delighted to be able to welcome the Scotts, even at short notice as a result of difficulties with travel arrangements, and any inconvenience to members is regretted.

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