SIR David Attenborough was loved nationally, and was praised by parents after appearing in a special episode of Hey Duggee.
The star who became a dad herself emphasized the importance of mother nature and taking care of the environment on the show.
Who are the children of David Attenborough, Susan and Robert?
Very little is known about David’s children.
We know that his daughter Susan is a former primary school principal, while his son Robert is a senior lecturer in biological anthropology for the School of Archeology and Anthropology at the Australian National University. in Canberra.
As of 2021, the two are believed to be in their 50s or 60s, although their exact ages are unknown.
In 2017, Sir David was interviewed by fellow father Louis Theroux in Radio Times, in which he shared his regret of missing out on some of his children’s youth.
He said: “If I really regret, it is when my children are the same age as your children, I was away for three months.
“If you have a child of six or eight and you miss three months of his life, that’s irreplaceable. You miss something.”
In a separate interview with The Times, Sir David shared a story about Robert’s eighth birthday.
He gave Robert a salamander (a lizard-like animal) as a gift, just as Sir David’s father did.
He said: “We unpacked this – it came in a box – I took it out and showed him.
“I said, ‘Now you have. ” This was just in his hand. I said, ‘Get him into his new home.’
“He brought it into his new home, and it very slowly went down to the surface of the water and from under its tail emerged a small one.
“My son looks at him with eyes that don’t leave his head – so do I.”
In 2020, David will share in another interview with The Times that he wanted children to be educated and exposed to the natural world.
“I think it’s terrible when kids grow up not knowing what a tadpole is. It’s horrible,” the star said.
“I can’t criticize other people for the way they raise their children, but in my day I could and did, get on my bike and cycle 15 miles to a quarry and spend the day looking for dragonflies. dragonflies, grass snakes, and newts.”
Who is David Attenborough’s wife?
Sir David married his wife Jane Oriel in 1950.
Sadly, she died in 1997 from a brain hemorrhage at the age of 70.
When Jane was in a coma, David was filming The Life Of Birds in New Zealand but was able to get home before she passed away.
In his 2002 memoir, Life On Air, David described feeling “lost” after her death and shared that his daughter Susan was a huge source of support throughout his grieving process.
Previously, he said that his job helped him cope with the pain of losing her.
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