Sir David Attenborough on his work, zoos, the BBC and colonising other planets

The broadcasting legend reveals his thoughts in an exclusive BBC Wildlife interview. 

Sir David Attenborough


As the BBC prepares to celebrate his 90th birthday, David Attenborough is as busy as ever. BBC Wildlife features editor Ben Hoare meets a man on mission. 


Attenborough on working…

“I’d pay to go on doing what I’m doing.”


Attenborough on zoos…

“You learn a lot about the natural world if you keep your animals in an intelligent way.”


Attenborough on colonising other planets…

“No, of course not! What: you mean go and make a mess of them?”


Attenborough on the BBC…

“BBC Two was a joy to be on.”


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