|Name Tico McNutt|
|Known for Conservation movement, Conservation biology|
John McNutt, known as Tico McNutt, started the Wild Dog Research Project  in 1989, his research in that field has been supported in part by the National Geographic Society. He received a doctorate in animal behaviour from the University of California in 1995. . At the time he founded the Botswana Wild Dog Research Project little was known about the biology of the African wild dog (Lycaon pictus), though it was believed to be one of the most endangered canine species. Since then, Tico has followed many wild dog packs in Botswana’s Okavango Delta, eventually expanding his studies to include all major predators in the region.
McNutt is co-author of the book Running Wild: Dispelling the Myths of the African Wild Dog