On 8 May 2016, Britain’s favourite naturalist, Sir David Attenborough, turned 90!
Check out some fascinating David Attenborough facts, from his very first documentary to his least favourite animal, below...
Sir David pictured with a young Prince Charles and Princess Anne.
The same year as Queen Elizabeth II!
Now the University of Leicester, where his dad was principal.
But instead says he has always been fascinated by them.
At 11 years old he struck a deal selling newts to University College, Leicester for 3d (3 pence) each. The newts only came from a pond 5m away from the university's zoology department!
He’s also not keen on sending emails, and prefers receiving letters by fax or post.
The position of radio talk producer.
Based in North Wales and the Firth of Forth.
Like most British people at the time!
- a prehistoric fish.
Such as the Nepenthes attenboroughii - a giant carnivorous plant that devours animals as large as rats - and the UK’s new polar research vessel, RRS Sir David Attenborough.
Granting him the title of Sir David Attenborough.
For The Life of Birds documentary, he travelled a whopping 256,000 miles - that's the same as travelling around the world ten times!