Sir David Attenborough Joins Insta And Has an Important Message for You!

Sir David Attenborough poses for photographers upon arrival for the premiere of a new series of Our Planet, at the Natural History Museum in central London, Tuesday, April 4, 2019. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)

Sir David Attenborough has only gone and broken Jennifer Aniston’s Instagram record, hitting one million followers just four hours after his first post!

That’s right the 94-year-old has joined the popular social media platform.

Just yesterday, Attenborough revealed his account, using his first post to explain that he is hoping to use the account to spread awareness around climate change.

In his first video post, Attenborough said he was "making this move and exploring this new way of communicating to me, because as we all know the world is in trouble. Continents are on fire. Glaciers are melting. Coral reefs are dying. Fish are disappearing from our oceans. The List goes on and on."

"But we know what to do about it and that’s why I'm tackling this new way of communication," Attenborough went on to say.

Watch Sir David Attenborough's first post below!

 
 
 
 
 
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David Attenborough has spent a lifetime travelling, exploring the wild places of our planet and documenting the living world in all its variety and wonder. He’s also witnessed the damaged caused. Saving our planet is now a communications challenge. We know what to do, we just need the will. That’s why we want to share this message on Instagram. Because there is hope and together, we can inspire change. Social media isn’t David’s usual habitat so while he’s recorded messages solely for Instagram, like the one in this post, we're helping to run this account. In case you’re wondering, ‘we’ are Jonnie and Colin and we worked with David on A Life On Our Planet. So, as well as sharing the messages he’s recorded especially for this account we’ll also post some exclusive clips and behind the scenes content. Stay tuned.

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Attenborough finished up his message by explaining that "over the next few weeks, I’ll be recording messages to explain what the problems are and how we can deal with them."

And although the account belongs to Attenborough, he won’t be running it himself. The page @davidattenborough will be managed by Jonnie Hughes and Colin Butfield who are the filmmakers of his recent Netflix documentary A Life on Our Planet.

Image Credit Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP