Thursday, May 8, 2008

Happy Birthday!

Today is David Attenborough's birthday! He is celebrating his 82nd trip around the sun.

Two years ago, in celebration of his 80th birthday, The Daily Mail ran a story saying that UK citizens rated the superb lyrebird clip from Life of Birds as their favorite Attenborough moment, followed by his 1979 encounter with mountain gorillas in Rwanda, seen in Life on Earth.

One of his newest projects, announced in March, is a major conservation education center featuring butterflies, hummingbirds, scorpions, etc. I'm not sure hummingbirds in the UK is a brilliant idea, but their overarching goal is preserving species against habitat loss, and that's not a bad thing.

Happy birthday, Sir David!

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