David Attenborough

After completing his degree in Natural Sciences at Cambridge University Sir David’s first job was in the Navy for two years from 1947. When Sir David accepted the offer of his first job at the BBC in 1952 he like most Britons, didn’t own a television and had only ever watched one TV programme.

Sir David has said he doesn’t love animals but is fascinated by them. However, he admits the only creatures he hates are rats.Sir David Attenborough is believed to be one of the most travelled men in history. In order to film the Life of Birds series he had to travel over 256,000 miles. This is equivalent to going around the world 10 times!

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