Attenborough classics go online

The BBC have made available Sir David Attenborough’s 50 most memorable wildlife moments on a new searchable ‘online zoo’ launched this week.

Sir David’s 50 clips range from his iconic sequence with mountain gorillas, filmed in Rwanda’s forests more than 30 years ago, to his encounter with the ancient coelacanth fish, often described as a ‘living fossil’.

The new BBC Wildlife Finder is a permanent showcase of the corporation’s spectacular natural history photography and film. Starting with 370 animals, the publically accessible databank of clips and still pictures will be added to on a daily basis by BBC staff combing through hundreds of wildlife programmes.

Commenting on the launch of the new wildlife finder, FFI Vice-president Sir David Attenborough said: “The natural world is the greatest source of excitement of visual beauty and intellectual interest of so much that makes life worth living. And that’s why I got involved in wildlife film-making in the first place.

“It has always been my hope that through filmmaking I can bring the wonder of the natural world into people’s sitting rooms, inspire people to find out more and to care about the world we share.”