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The man hailed as Scotland’s David Attenborough - Gordon Buchanan - talks Lions, Tigers and bears on his latest tour stopping off in Bury St Edmunds in 2025

The man hailed as Scotland's own David Attenborough is bringing his biggest ever live tour to The Apex. Lions and Tigers and Bears with Gordon Buchanan stops off in Bury St Edmunds on March 18 next year and is a must for all lovers of wildlife.

The acclaimed wildlife photographer and filmmaker will share tales of his experiences with lions, tigers and bears around the world.

“Lions and Tigers and Bears, oh my! It could be a line straight from The Wizard of Oz but there’s no fiction here, just amazing facts as I get the chance to bring to life the amazing adventures I’ve had the absolute privilege to experience," said Gordon.

Gordon Buchanan is bringing his Lions and Tigers and Bears tour to The Apex in Bury St Edmunds
Gordon Buchanan is bringing his Lions and Tigers and Bears tour to The Apex in Bury St Edmunds

“Bears and big cats are the undisputed icons of the animal kingdom and I’ve spent a lifetime capturing them on film.

”From pandas in China to orphaned grizzlies in Russia, from high-altitude tigers in the Himalayas to jaguars in the depths of the Amazon; I have been fortunate enough to meet many of these incredible creatures in their natural habitats – and I love being able to share their secrets with audiences.

“There has been mud, sweat and tears, tender moments and terrifying encounters and I can’t wait to meet more animal lovers and tell more tales as I hit the road again.”

Wildlife filmmaker Gordan Buchanan. Picture: Graham Macfarlane
Wildlife filmmaker Gordan Buchanan. Picture: Graham Macfarlane

Gordon grew up on the Isle Of Mull and began his career in filmmaking in 1989 as assistant to the acclaimed survival cameraman Nick Gordon – travelling to Sierra Leone to document animals in the Gola Rainforest. He went on to work on the Big Cat Diary series as well as the long-running expedition series Lost Land Of The… for the BBC.

The Family & Me documentaries began in 2010 when Gordon featured alongside Minnesota black bears, with Gordon going on to showcase some of the world’s most fascinating animals.

Most recently, he has been on screens as part of the presenting team on Our Changing Plant, a seven-year diary charting the fight to save the planet’s ecosystems. He is currently filming Big Cats 24/7, tracking lions, leopards and cheetahs in Botswana over a six-month period for a new BBC series.

With a life dedicated to exploring the untamed beauty of the natural world, Gordon will visit 35 venues across England, Scotland and Wales.