Sir David Attenborough joins Instagram at age of 94

Carla Harmon
September 28, 2020

According to Guinness World Records, "his account reached one million followers just over four hours later".

Sir David said he would use the platform to share videos explaining "what the problems are and how we can deal with them".

Over 200,000 within the first hour, to be exact, and a grand total of 1.2 million a few short hours after as Sir David Attenborough joined Instagram.

"Continents are on fire". Glaciers are melting. Coral reefs are dying. "The list goes on and on" he continued.

"As we all know, the world is in trouble", he said in the IGTV video, which has had more than 9 million views.


The post was widely shared across Instagram, with celebrity supporters like Andy Murray welcoming the broadcaster to the platform.

Frequent collaborators Jonnie Hughes and Colin Butfield and other producers of his documentary titled A Life On Our Planet will help manage the account and its various technical aspects.

His message created a huge wave on the platform and broke the record for the fastest time to reach one million followers on Instagram.

The film addresses some of the biggest challenges facing life on our planet, providing a snapshot of global nature loss in a single lifetime.

The 94-year-old naturalist has chose to create a profile on the social media app as another means to communicate the urgency of saving the planet from climate change.


In her first post, which was a selfie with her fellow Friends cast members, she wrote "And now we're Instagram FRIENDS too".

"This is my first time on Instagram", Attenborough said.

He promises that, via a series of yet to be published clips, he'll run through these issues specifically and provide a number of tools for how we can collectively tackle them. In case you are wondering, "we" are Jonnie and Colin and we worked with David on A Life On Our Planet.

Sir David Attenborough joined Instagram on Thursday.

The image shows two black directors chairs, with the names Prince William and Sir David written on them, on his Story, Attenborough wrote, "Stay tuned".


The film will be available in cinemas on September 28 and will be released on Netflix on October 4.

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