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David Attenborough recalls filming an exclusive interview with the Adamsons and their famous lioness, Elsa. From 2011. Show more

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David Attenborough explores how cuckoos get their eggs into the nests of other species. It is one of the iconic brood parasites. From 2011. Show more

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David Attenborough recalls following chimpanzees hunting other monkeys. It changed his views on natural history films. From 2011. Show more

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David Attenborough remembers when he and Sir Peter Scott were exploring the existence of the Loch Ness Monster. From April 2011. Show more

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David Attenborough celebrates the Monarch Butterfly. Its migration is one of the great spectacles and feats of nature. From May 2011. Show more

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David Attenborough talks about Alfred Russell Wallace, the great travel writer, geographer and naturalist. From April 2011. Show more

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David Attenborough talks about Cicadas, strumming insects that fill the evening air across the world with sound. From 2011. Show more

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David Attenborough explores animal signalling, looking at fireflies and their ability to generate light of their own. From 2011. Show more

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Although David Attenborough hates rats, having filmed them he explains why they should be respected. From April 2011. Show more

David Attenborough's Life Stories

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Quetzalcoatlus

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David Attenborough is fascinated by the largest flying animal ever to exist during the time of the dinosaurs. From 2011. Show more

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David Attenborough explores the life of Squire Waterton, a 19th-century taxidermist with a passion for wildlife. From June 2011. Show more

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David Attenborough recalls meetings with chameleons, many on Madagascar, and with one in particular called Rommel. From 2011. Show more

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Living throughout the Americas, Hummingbirds are brilliantly coloured with aeronautical skills defying imagination. From 2011. Show more

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Reflecting on animal identities, Sir David recalls seeing "whitey" - a blackbird with a white feather in his garden. From 2011. Show more

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The Kiwi is New Zealand’s last remaining flightless bird. Sir David explains exactly why it's so peculiar. From 2011. Show more

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David Attenborough explores the evolution of plants, which saw nature’s first bribe over one hundred million years ago. From 2011. Show more