The naturalist has appealed for donations to save ZSL, the conservation charity that has been severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The charity’s director, Dominic Jermey, said the zoos would be unable to recoup the money lost even though they had been allowed to reopen, because of social distancing measures and heavily restricted visitor numbers. He said: ‘Unlike any other UK zoo, our zoos are the lifeline for groundbreaking research at the world-renowned ZSL Institute of Zoology and fund our global conservation projects – work that has never been more vital.’
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In This Story: David Attenborough
Sir David Frederick Attenborough is an English broadcaster and natural historian. He is best known for writing and presenting, in conjunction with the BBC Natural History Unit, the nine natural history documentary series forming the Life collection that together constitute a comprehensive survey of animal and plant life on Earth.