Michaela Strachan is one of Britain’s best known wildlife presenters. She has been on our television screens since 1986, spent fifteen years presenting the BBC’s The Really Wild Show and ten years on Countryfile, as well as completing a UK tour with a live theatre show based on her first children's book, Michaela Strachan's Really Wild Adventures.
Michaela is best known for her wildlife programmes including The Great Penguin Rescue and the double BAFTA-winning Channel Five series Michaela's Wild Challenge. Other major shows for the BBC include Orangutan Diaries, Elephant Diaries and for Channel Five Michaela's Zoo Babies, Michaela's Animal Roadtrip and Animal Rescue Squad. She has also worked for Discovery's Animal Planet presenting Postcards from the Wild and Adopt a Wild Animal as well as many others.
Michaela has spent over a decade co-presenting the hugely popular BBC ‘Watches’ series: Springwatch, Autumnwatch and Winterwatch, and back in the eighties she was the star of the live club culture series The Hit Man and Her as well as presenting the iconic children's TV programme The Wide Awake Club.
Michaela is an ambassador for Breast Cancer Now and supports many Wildlife Charities including The Animal Asia Foundation, The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, The Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation, Secret World, SANCCOB, Home from Home, World Vision and TEARS, the animal shelter in Cape Town that her lovely dog Rio was adopted from.
In 2023, Michaela filmed Ice Age, a three-part documentary with Steve Backshall; Swimming in Sewage: Britain’s Water Scandal and Digging for Treasure for Channel 5. She also presented Extreme Conservation in The Maldives and Turkey for BBC World.