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WINNERS 2018

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

jane

Inspirational ethologist whose research into wild chimpanzees at Gombe, Western Tanzania changed the way we think about animals and who has been a powerful force for conservation for decades.

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SPECIAL RECOGNITION

storm1

Founded Dogs on the Streets, a network of volunteers working with homeless dog owners to ensure the welfare of their animals.

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YOUNG ANIMAL HERO

storm1

Teenager with autism who shares his passion for wildlife and conservation through blogging, fundraising, giving talks and taking part in citizen science projects.

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SERVICES TO WILDLIFE

anneRescues and rehabilitates thousands of animals and birds at Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue, and founded the Save Me Trust with Dr Brian May.

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SPECIAL RECOGNITION

dr mo

Their groundbreaking work with rescue dogs has seen 12 of them become police sniffer dogs, including previous Animal Heroes award winner Stella.

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ANIMAL RESCUE

king

Lion cub found mistreated and terrified in a Paris apartment is now healthy, happy and enjoying life in Africa.

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CONSERVATIONIST OF THE YEAR

cristina
Founded Libearty Bear Sanctuary in Romania, home to 70 animals rescued from captivity and exploitation, who can now live out their lives as nature intended.

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INSPIRATIONAL ANIMAL AWARD

Scarlett Beagle

Ex-laboratory dog who has PTSD and is the figurehead for the campaign against animal testing, helping to win support for more animal-friendly methods.

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RSCPA SUPERSTAR

phil

Animal collection ­officer whose specialist ­knowledge of exotic animals sees him travelling nationwide to assist with some hair-raising rescues.

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OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION

steve

TV presenter, campaigner, writer and conservationist who has instilled a love of animals and nature in millions of children and young people.

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HERO ANIMAL OF THE YEAR

AShire horse saved dying mate who was about to be put down due to equine colic, reviving her after rescuers had struggled for six hours.

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INSPIRATIONAL ANIMAL AWARD

braveheart

Aptly-named dog who has learned to walk again after losing her two front legs in an horrific attack by dog meat hunters in China.

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