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Lucy Cooke

Lucy Cooke is a bestselling author, zoologist and broadcaster. She studied natural history at Oxford under Richard Dawkins, and more recently has been a National Geographic Explorer, presented TV series in both the UK and the US, and written for papers including the Guardian and Telegraph

Her debut — The Little Book of Sloth — was a New York Times bestseller; it was followed by The Unexpected Truth About Animals: Stoned Sloths, Lovelorn Hippos and Other Wild Tales (2018) which was shortlisted for the Royal Society Investment Science Book Prize. Her third book — Bitch: A Revolutionary Guide to Sex, Evolution and the Female Animal — was a Waterstones Book of the Year 2023. 

The Unexpected Truth About Animals: Stoned Sloths, Lovelorn Hippos and Other Wild Tales

Transworld (UK) Basic Books (US)
The Unexpected Truth About Animals: Stoned Sloths, Lovelorn Hippos and Other Wild Tales

Bitch: A Revolutionary Guide to Sex, Evolution and the Female Animal

Bitch: A Revolutionary Guide to Sex, Evolution and the Female Animal