Broadcasters Keith Chegwin and Dawn Porter and wildlife filmmaker Simon King have paid tribute to Terry Nutkins.
RIP Terry Nutkins. Was lucky enough to work with. Such a lovely, kind, gentle and generous man. Will miss you loadsFrom @thekeithchegwin on Twitter:
So sad to Learn that Terry Nutkins has passed away. Sincere condolences to all his loved ones. He was a true enthusiast and fine naturalistFrom @TVsSimonKing on Twitter:
Tributes to The Really Wild Show presenter Terry Nutkins, who died aged 66, have been paid by people on ITV News' Facebook page. Here are some of them:
– Susanna Allen
His enthusiasm for wildlife, conservation was infectious. Thought he was great.
– Sue Webb
This very special man encouraged my love of animals so much I ended up with a house full. RIP Terry you will be sorely missed and condolences to your family.
– Nicky Pearse
How very sad...I remember watching his shows when I was young...very entertaining.
Terry Nutkins explains what bright colours in the animal kingdom mean during this 1993 interview with CBBC.
– Joe Godwin, Director of children's programmes at the BBC
Terry Nutkins was a natural children's presenter - warm, passionate and devoted to communicating the wonders of the natural world to his young audience. Like many, I grew up watching him on the BBC's first ever natural history programme made especially for children - Animal Magic. He went on to present The Really Wild Show for seven years. I'm sure his enthusiasm and genuine love of animals will have inspired generations of children throughout the country.
Terry Nutkins is survived by his wife, eight children and eight grandchildren.
He was living in Glenelg on the west coast of Scotland, near the Isle of Skye.
– John Miles, Terry Nutkins' agent
He was an absolutely lovely guy and just loved animals, and he was never happier than when he was with animals.
We will all miss him very, very much.
Oh no! Terry Nutkins has died. I loved The Really Wild ShowFrom @NinaHandsPR on Twitter:
Omg Terry nutkins has died! My childhood is officially overFrom @emmg8492 on Twitter:
RIP Terry Nutkins. Thank you for my childhood & for making animals even more amazing!From @plumbermanluke on Twitter:
So sad to hear of the death of Terry Nutkins. I worked with him often in my 'broom cupboard' days. A delightful man & passionate naturalistFrom @Schofe on Twitter:
A naturalist and published author, Terry Nutkins was best known for his television work.
The Londoner, celebrated for his bald head and wild flowing hair, first made a name for himself on screen in the early 1980s alongside Johnny Morris on the BBC's Animal Magic show.
He went on to present The Really Wild Show in 1986, enjoying a seven-year run alongside Chris Packham, Nicola Davies and Sue Dawson.