David Attenborough Joins Instagram


When a nonagenarian opens an Instagram account for the express purpose of warning you about the planet’s future, you should probably take heed.

David Attenborough is on Instagram. My Nana doesn’t even have a Myspace account, let alone Instagram. To be fair though, she has been without water for upwards of five years… Attenborough, on the other hand, he is well-hydrated and deeply concerned for the welfare of our planet. This is what a good guy looks like: he cares about the environment despite the fact he’ll be leaving said environment sooner rather than later (he’s 94). Check out David’s message below, hit follow (obviously), and be sure to check out David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet when it drops on Netflix, October 4.

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David Attenborough has spent a lifetime travelling, exploring the wild places of our planet and documenting the living world in all its variety and wonder. He’s also witnessed the damaged caused. Saving our planet is now a communications challenge. We know what to do, we just need the will. That’s why we want to share this message on Instagram. Because there is hope and together, we can inspire change. Social media isn’t David’s usual habitat so while he’s recorded messages solely for Instagram, like the one in this post, we're helping to run this account. In case you’re wondering, ‘we’ are Jonnie and Colin and we worked with David on A Life On Our Planet. So, as well as sharing the messages he’s recorded especially for this account we’ll also post some exclusive clips and behind the scenes content. Stay tuned.

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