ABOUT JACK RANDALL

Jack’s lifelong passion for species conservation & education was fostered at just 14 years old when he secured an apprenticeship at Australia Zoo, learning how to handle all manner of snakes and reptiles under the watchful eye of the late Steve Irwin, the Crocodile Hunter. Jack then read Biological Sciences at the University of Oxford, graduating in 2010. 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.