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Dan Riskin

Dan Riskin, PhD, is a television personality, scientist, and author. He is best known in Canada as the co-host of Discovery's flagship science program, Daily Planet, and elsewhere as the host of Animal Planet's hugely successful show about parasites, Monsters Inside Me. He is passionate about wildlife, especially the underappreciated creatures that he thinks deserve a closer look. He has studied his favourite creatures, bats, all over the world, and is an authority on their biomechanics. Dan's first popular book, Mother Nature is Trying to Kill You was a Canadian bestseller.

Here's what travellers are saying about Dan:

"Dan was wonderful! Very enthusiastic, always willing to answer questions and offer help. His lectures were informative and fascinating! He added much to our experience of the Amazon, and I enjoyed having him as our tour leader." - Gillian L., Amazon 2020

"Dan was exceptionally good. Knowledgeable and organized. Good personality and looked after everyone." - Kathleen D., Central Panama 2019

"Very personable and considerate. He was entertaining and informative." - Patricia L., Borneo 2018
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