Meet The Team

The most important members of our team are the animals. From Bob, a Madagascan hissing cockroach, Tiny Tim, a giant African land snail to Ruby a boa constrictor, we love them all. If you'd like to get to know the team better click on the information link under their pictures below.

Russ Copsey
Russ Copsey

Russ is the founder and principle presenter. The Company name came about from his wife who finds the whole animal business and the shorts he insists on wearing (for the image you understand) very amusing. He also goes by the name of Big Russ, at 6'5" and a smidgen over 20 stone it sort of makes sense.

In terms of background, he has always has been animal mad. The first book he read was  'Life on Earth' by David Attenborough.

Past adventures have included a canoe safari down the Zambezi, trekking in the Amazon, swimming with hammer head sharks in the Galapagos Islands and trying (but failing) to find an Aye-Aye in Madagascar (Nosy Mangabe to be precise). After 3 hard years obtaining an Honours degree Russ spent 7 years working in London, before moving 15 years ago to Devon and now animals have became his job as well as his passion.

Nick Somers
Nick Somers

Based in London, Nick brings a wealth of experience from his 25 years of working in Investment Management in the City. He is a character who once you have met him, you won't forget. He is often referred to as 'the little one from Ranger Russ' as he is only 6' and 19 stones and therefore tiny when compared to Russ. Having excelled at Whitgift School (on the rugby pitch, not in the classroom) he didn't have the opportunity to waste time at University so went straight out and started working. He has helped 2 fledgling investment management companies grow over the last 2 decades holding numerous main board positions and now has a portfolio of non-executive directorships.  

Nick's young daughters provide honest feedback on the presentations!

Since Nick's profile picture was taken he has outgrown his Tonka toy and got a proper old man's car....a Jaguar.

Clive - Reticulated Python (the big 12ft one)
Clive - Reticulated Python (the big 12ft one)
Millie - Giant African Millipede
Millie - Giant African Millipede
Bob & Stuart - Madagascan Hissing Cockroaches
Bob & Stuart - Madagascan Hissing Cockroaches
Sparky - Mexican Red Rump Tarantula
Sparky - Mexican Red Rump Tarantula
Spike - Emperor Scorpian
Spike - Emperor Scorpian
Brian - Giant African Land Snail
Brian - Giant African Land Snail
Doris - Kenyan Sand Boa
Doris - Kenyan Sand Boa
Ruby - Suriname Red Tailed Boa
Ruby - Suriname Red Tailed Boa
Teddy (Goldendoubledoodle)
Teddy (Goldendoubledoodle)
Arthur - Stick Insect
Arthur - Stick Insect
Poppy
Poppy