From the team at BBC Wildlife Magazine

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. 

Published: April 13, 2016 at 9:30 am
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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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Ben HoareScience writer and author, and editorial consultant, BBC Wildlife

Ben Hoare is a wildlife writer and editor, and proud to be an all-round ‘nature nerd’. He was features editor at BBC Wildlife magazine from 2008 to 2018, and after that its editorial consultant. Ben writes about seasonal natural-history highlights in every issue of the magazine, and also contributes longer conservation stories. His latest children’s book is 'Wild City', published in October 2020.


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