Browsing All posts tagged under »Sir David Attenborough«

The United Nations

September 9, 2013

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“Errrrm so what would be your dream job?” This wasn’t a question from the careers officer at school. No this was a question that was thrown at me three years ago when I announced I was going back to uni to study primates. It came from friends; colleagues; family and complete strangers. “It’s a bit […]

Public misconceptions could be threatening the survival of Chimpanzees

July 15, 2011

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The other night I had the oddest dream. Perhaps it was a combination of too much cheese and wine before bedtime. I dreamt that Sir David Attenborough and I were in the jungle together filming a docco about a newly discovered species of ape that had bright green hair. It had the face of a gibbon […]

What would you really like to ask Sir David Attenborough?…..

May 26, 2011

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…..Probably a ton of stuff, right? Well now you can. This afternoon I got a rather nice email from somebody who wants my help and in fact yours too. He’s working alongside the cable channel, Eden TV and he’s asked me, if I would ask you and if you would ask anyone you know, if […]

Licence to thrill, Daniel Craig to replace Attenborough

April 30, 2011

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He has one of the most distinctive voices on the planet and his wide-spread popularity makes him a legend in his own right, that and a 60-year-old career. But Sir David Attenborough’s dulcet tones are being replaced by an unlikely candidate – Craig, Daniel Craig. The 007 film star has been picked by the BBC […]

New sightings of Madagascar’s “panda” brings hope

March 2, 2011

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Madagascar has been separated from East Africa for more than 100 million years. It’s the fourth biggest island in the world after Greenland, New Guinea and Borneo. You can just see Mozambique peeking out on the left-hand side of this map. It might not look far, but there’s just over 6,000km between the two countries. The […]

97% Human, primates feature in exhibition Down Under

February 22, 2011

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      These beautiful primate portraits are part of a project called 97% Human, which were taken at Melbourne Zoo by photographer Arthur Xanthopoulos. He wanted to bring out the human side to these animals (anthropomorphism). Arthur was originally inspired by primate documentaries, including BBC productions narrated by Sir David Attenborough, where the theme […]

The legend that is Attenborough……

December 8, 2010

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There aren’t many people in the world whose name is a global phenomenon. Sir David Attenborough is certainly one of those who has top ranking, especially as he is adored by both young and old. The first time I interviewed Sir David was a few years ago at the Natural History Museum’s butterfly house. I […]