David Attenborough with children!
David Attenborough, 1981.
David Attenborough with his son, Robert, whilst looking at animal called a coati-mundi, brought home from the combined London Zoo - BBC expedition to British Guyana
The easiest way to catch him would be to throw a cloth over him, but since I haven’t got a cloth, I’ll just have to use my shirt.
What an unfortunate turn of events.
Life of Mammals all day today!
Find out more about some spectacular mammals on our website!
Says nothing about him having a Dorian Gray style painting in his attic or that the word “adorkable” was first coined in the Fifties when he took his shirt off to catch a rare lizard.
A collection of old TV programs from the BBC archive.
Recorded when “I’m going to poke it with a stick” was a much more accepted approach.
Wildscreen patron, Sir David Attenborough has been on our screens for over 60 years! To mark the occasion he’s highlighting 10 of the weird and wonderful species that he would like to save. Here are a few of them….
Priam’s Birdwing Butterfly
Black Lion Tamarin
Which species’ plight would you most like us to highlight? Please let us know!
If you’re in the UK, check out Attenborough’s Ark - tonight at 9pm on BBC 2.
“When I was working on this Natural World special, I was anxious that my choices shouldn’t appear worthy. I didn’t want it to be just a list of species in danger and in the headlines – I picked less-well-known animals that interested me for their natural history or beauty.
It turned out that the 10 creatures were nearly all endangered, but that was coincidence.” - BBC Wildlife Magazine (October 2012)
David Attenborough picks ten animals that he would most like to save from extinction. From the weird to the wonderful, he shows why the creatures he chooses are so important.
“Despite their size, these are still very simple animals. They can be put together with just 6 to 8 genetic commands. That is against some 25,000 such commands that were needed to construct a mammal like me.”