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David Attenborough Films to Watch for His Birthday

Sir David Frederick Attenborough, “English broadcaster, biologist, natural historian and author”, celebrates his 97th birthday on May 8th, 2023. In celebration, Joni Clayton has compiled a selection of his films that are available through our databases for all current University of Utah students, staff, and faculty.

Film recommendations:

Attenborough and the Giant Egg

In 1960, David Attenborough visited the island of Madagascar to film one of his first ever wildlife series. He now returns to the island on a very personal quest.

Australia (Seven Worlds, One Planet)

Australia – isolated for millions of years, a land full of weird and wonderful wildlife.

Climate Change: The Facts

After one of the hottest years on record, Sir David Attenborough looks at the science of climate change and potential solutions to this global threat.

The Egg: Life’s Perfect Invention

The egg is perhaps nature’s most perfect life support system. Step by step as the egg hatches, host David Attenborough reveals the wonder behind these incredible miracles of nature.

Frozen Planet: On Thin Ice

David Attenborough journeys to both polar regions to investigate what rising temperatures will mean for the people and wildlife that live there and for the rest of the planet.

Great Mammoth Mystery

Sir David Attenborough explores a unique site in southern England with rare traces of Ice Age mammoths and Neanderthals. How did humans survive the frigid climate and did they have the tools and talent to hunt the giant beasts?

Our Fragile Planet: Attenborough – 60 Years in the Wild

Sir David Attenborough tells the surprising and personal story of the changes he has seen, of the pioneering conservationists with who he has worked – and of the global revolution in attitudes towards nature that has taken place within the last six decades.

Zoo Quest in Color

In episode one, the expedition visits West Africa and British Guiana, as Attenborough explains how he went from director to host and narrator.

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