>89 years old
>still makes documentaries
I think he'll be fine
>Who cares about him?
The UK of course. We all celebrate his birthday and we have a David Attenborough day.
Can't imagine when he dies. We'll probably have a minutes silence for the loss of a great man.
Im from Lancashire and i can assure you that nobody here celebrates Attenboroughs birthday. He will get a write up in the Daily Mail and a tribute from the BBC but i seriously doubt anything more.
>he's on set shooting some amazing landscape
>takes a short break under the shade, watching out over the land
>break taking longer than usual
>someone goes to fetch him
>"Hey David, we gotta get back to shooting."
>the person walks up to him
>David sits there with eyes closed, smiling
>a small bug sitting in his open palm
So who will the BBC replace him with once he karks it?
A twenty something black man or a middle aged paki woman?
>go to USA
>turn on BBC America
>David Attenborough documentary is on
>they've replaced his dub with Oprah Winfrey
watching the more recent ones and he can barely even walk around. He needs to take a helicopter into the jungle.
BBC Nature group are testing out new presenters, but they are all trash. Attenborough's value is that he explains things like a professor. Their alternatives are always doing pointless shit to make it "engaging" for shit eaters.
You say that, but it's really just the accent. I just watched some BBC doc about Japan, and they actually gave the name of the cleaner wrasse instead of just calling it "a striped fish" like in the recent Reef documentary. They even talked about how manta rays keep their feeding lobes wrapped up while swimming and stretch them out for cleaning.
You really don't get a lot of information, at least in the recent Attenborough stuff I've watched. I far prefer seeing unexpected behaviours like monkeys riding around on deer than the umpteenth "look at this polar bear/lion/tiger/elephant" garbage. The shots are fantastic, the content is woefully lacking, I've seen American nature shit with more information than Attenborough.