ABOUT JACK RANDALL

At just 14 years old Jack left his home in England for an apprenticeship at Australia Zoo, where he learned to handle all manner of snakes and reptiles under the watchful eye of the “Crocodile Hunter”, the late Steve Irwin. Jack followed on to study Zoology and earned a prestigious place at the University of Oxford. His final Honours research project was in Zimbabwe studying elephants. Upon graduating, Jack returned to Australia to make a documentary “Wild Rivers” on the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve, a monumental filming project that lasted over four years! It helped gain the attention of film distributors & funders and supported Jack to continue fieldwork, combining conservation & research with his video-making. This is how Made in the Wild first started and has grown from Jack’s early vision to inspire the next generation of wildlife lovers!

Sharing Stories

First pet! (1999)

First pet! (1999)

Jack and Steve Irwin (2003)

Jack and Steve Irwin (2003)

Working with lemurs (2007)

Working with lemurs (2007)

Fieldwork in Zimbabwe (2010)

Fieldwork in Zimbabwe (2010)

Filming Wild Rivers (2014)

Filming Wild Rivers (2014)

"Expedition Anaconda" (2016)

“Expedition Anaconda” (2016)

"Venom" Film Team (2017)

“Venom” Film Team (2017)

Filming for National Geographic (2018)

Filming for National Geographic (2018)

Field Skills Trip (2023)

Field Skills Trip (2023)

First snake encounter (1992)

First snake encounter (1992)

BUILDING FOR THE NEXT 100 YEARS

Since 2016, we have completed close to one hundred Made in the Wild field research, filming & guided wildlife adventures all around the world. Highlights have ranged from encounters with Komodo Dragons in Indonesia, Anacondas in Brazil, Giant Anteaters in Argentina, to Sydney Funnel Web Spiders in Australia. Each new adventure helps build on our comprehensive biodiversity & terrain maps while developing our field methodologies & teaching curricula further. This forms the backbone of all our projects.