In the ParkEdit
Nigel is responsible for travelling back in time to collect the animals. Nigel is the hero behind Prehistoric Park and the main character in the series. Nigel's job around the park is mainly to catch the Prehistoric creatures, such as Tyrannosaurus rexes, Wooly Mammoths, Microraptors, Smilodons, Arthropleuras, and Deinosuchuses. Nigel is usually seen in scenes set in the past. However, he has also some memorable adventures in the park in the present. These include joining Bob for a jousting match with the Park's teenage Triceratops, when Terrence begins destroying Suzanne's veterinary clinic, and the mass break out at the end of Supercroc.
In Real LifeEdit
Born in 1960, Nigel Marven showed early promise as a budding naturalist. He was running a hamster colony at age eight and racing stick insects along his mother's clothes line by the time he was nine. In his early
teens, Nigel graduated to larger creatures, keeping a caiman, magpie and boa constrictors in his parents' house. He even saved a freshwater eel from being jellied, housing it in the bathtub. When anyone needed a soak, the slippery creature was put in a bucket.
Family holidays in the Mediterranean became zoological expeditions, as young Nigel scampered over the countryside, pillowcase in hand, catching snakes and lizards for study and then release.
Once his school studies were over, Nigel took a year-out traveling throughout America, where he met hellbenders and amphibians in the wild (both are kinds of salamanders). Returning to the UK, he moved to Bristol to read Botany and Zoology at university. This would prove to be the ideal place for him: first, because he could pursue his interest in the natural world at an academic level; and second, because Bristol is the world capital of wildlife film making.