The name David Attenborough is synonymous with utterly fascinating wildlife documentaries. He was the first to bring the wonders of the natural world to our screens and inspired hundreds of millions around the world to love and care for nature and wildlife. A mesmerizing storyteller, his messages have been heard on TV, radio, cinema, and of late, on Instagram. The impact of this 95-year-old world-renowned naturalist, writer and broadcaster is ever more astounding than you might imagine.
Born in 1926 in London, Attenborough was educated at Wyggeston Grammar School, Leicester, England. As a boy, he fell in love with the natural world, exploring his way through his neighbourhood in Leicester, looking for bugs, insects and amphibians. At 11, he used to make his pocket money by supplying newts to the zoology department at University College. In 1947, he graduated from Clare College, Cambridge, with a degree in Natural Sciences.