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NATIONAL TREASURE

“He’s like the sound of a crackling fire”: Animals talk about meeting David Attenborough

By Akshat Rathi

The iconic TV presenter and naturalist David Attenborough has turned 90. For the BBC, where Attenborough has spent most of his life making documentaries, it was a chance to celebrate his phenomenally successful work.

On Sunday (May 8), the BBC broadcast an hour-long interview with Attenborough. But before that, to promote the celebrations, they also made videos of what some of the most iconic animals that Attenborough has interacted with would have said about him if they could speak.

What a mountain gorilla had to say

What penguins had to say

What a lyrebird had to say

Akshat Rathi
Senior reporter
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