Favourite Attenborough MomentsÂ is the name of a TV poll conducted in 2006 by theÂ UKTV DocumentaryÂ channel in honor of his 50-year career in broadcasting.
Sir David Attenborough has been the voice and host of many natural history programmes, the most widely known, BBC’sÂ The Life Collectionâ€”a comprehensive view of all life on the planet from 1979 to 2005, and in my opinion, a collection of the most inspiring, educational and moving series about animals and nature that I have ever laid my eyes on.
Here are the Top Five results of the poll:
1. The lyre bird (I almost thought this bird was going to mimick Attenborough’s British accent).
2. AÂ close encounter with a silverback gorilla.
3.Â Attenborough watches aÂ blue whaleÂ surface alongside his boat.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_l6KBoltOnE
4.Â Attenborough’sÂ description of the demise ofÂ Easter Island‘s Rapa Nui civilisation.
5.Â ChimpanzeesÂ using tools to crack nuts.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUlQmG7fmUo
6. And, one of my favorites – David saying ‘boo’ to a sloth.