Founder - Zoologist
A.K.A. - The Hobbit
Chris Coupland is an honours graduate in Zoology from the University of Tasmania and has been working professionally as researcher, husbandry manager interpretation officer and record keeper with Tasmanian devils and Quoll?s for 12 years.
He has hosted Super Scavengers, Co-hosted Devils Diary and Growing up Marsupial Mums all of which have been viewed on Animal Planet globally and channel 7 on Australian Free to air, these are showing currently.
Chris has wrangled, handled animals and fixed sets for over 40 nature documentaries, including full credits for Terrors of Tasmania which aired on ABC in 2005. He has an additional camera and Researcher credit for NHNZ's Super Scavengers.
Chris has worked with many industry icons including cameramen David Parer, Rory McGuiness, Mitchell Kelly and Rod Morris as well as on screen hosts Jack Hanna, Jeff Corwin, and Steve-O and Chris Pontius of MTV's The Wild Boys.
Within his occupation Chris works with automated passive and active infra-red camera traps for scientific research and has co-authored a paper on their use in devil research. He is a zoologist, conservationist, senior native animal guide and interpreter and wildlife photographer/film maker.
Chris has a successful and popular YouTube Channel which highlights Tasmania's unique wilderness, wildlife, photography, film-making and responsible four wheel driving as a conduit to get out and see the wonders of the island of Tasmania.
Bill Flowers is a professional visual artist, art lecturer, educator and film maker. He has numerous art qualifications from TAFE and University.
Bill is an extremely experienced Herpetologist who specialises in housing and handling venomous Tasmanian species and is a staunch conservationist involved in many conservation issues throughout the state. Bill is an extremely experienced and advanced certificate wildlife carer.
Bill has Co-hosted with Brian 'Busho' Bush and wrangled venomous Tasmanian snakes for National Geographic?s "Snake Wranglers".
He has Co-hosted with Chris Coupland Animal Planets "Devils Diary" and was Co-Producer, Actor, Director and Writer of the Screen Tasmania funded short film "Haven".
Bill has professionally made short wildlife interpretive and educational films utilised on the Spirit of Tasmania (passenger ferry). He also has a particularly successful YouTube channel with thousands of subscribers highlighting conservation issues, wildlife care and rehabilitation as well as his amazing art.
Wild Bill has been an animal handler and wrangler for over 20 nature documentaries including Terrors of Tasmania which aired on ABC in 2005. Bill has recently Co-hosted with Bruce George, researched, fixed and wrangled for Animal Planets "Snake Crusader" - Devils in Danger Episode.