Adventures of a Young Naturalist: The Zoo Quest expeditions by David Attenborough

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David Attenborough turned ninety last year. In a short animation celebrating his birthday, two Aardman penguins muse on their first meeting with the famous naturalist. ‘There’s something just about him,’ says the first penguin. ‘I don’t know why you wouldn’t love David Attenborough,’ declares the second. Indeed, it is hard to find anyone who does not admire Attenborough. Over the decades his work has fundamentally has shaped the way we think about ‘wilderness’ and the natural world. His influence on nature education and conservation – and modern broadcasting – is incalculable. It is rather astonishing to think that Attenborough has been making nature documentaries for longer than most of us have been alive.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24-25
Number of pages2
JournalAustralian Book Review
Issue numberJan-Feb
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2018


  • Zoology
  • Memoir
  • David Attenborough


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