BBC Wildlife was launched in January 1963 as Animals Magazine. [No evidence for this. "Animals" was a privately published magazine with no connection to the BBC.] In 1983, it was relaunched as BBC Wildlife Magazine by BBC Magazines and edited for 23 years by Rosamund Kidman Cox. In May 2004, BBC Wildlife moved to Origin Publishing and current editor Sophie Stafford took over, after two years working on the title as a section editor. Editions are now numbered such that the January 2005 edition was volume 23, number 1.