DAVID Attenborough is loved by the nation, so much so that he broke the record time to reach 1million followers on Instagram.
His kids keep out of the spotlight, but they too seem to be keen on educating others.
Who are David Attenborough’s children Susan and Robert?
Very little is known about David’s children.
We do know that his daughter Susan is a former primary school headmistress, while his son Robert is a senior lecturer in bioanthropology for the School of Archaeology and Anthropology at the Australian National University in Canberra.
In 2017 they were both said to be in their 50s, though their exact age isn’t known.
The same year Sir David was interviewed by fellow dad Louis Theroux in the Radio Times, in which he opened up about his regrets regarding missing some of his children’s youth.
“If I do have regrets, it is that when my children were the same age as your children, I was away for three months at a time.
“If you have a child of six or eight and you miss three months of his or her life, it’s irreplaceable. You miss something.”
In a separate interview with The Times, Sir David shared a story from Robert’s eighth birthday.
He gave Robert a Salamander (a lizard-like animal) as a present, just like Sir David’s father had done.
He said: “We unpacked this – it came in a box – I took it out and showed him.
“I said, ‘Now there you are.’ This thing just sat on his hand. I said, ‘Put him in his new home.’
“He put him in his new home, and it very slowly walked down to the water and there out from beneath its tail came a little one.
“My son looked at that with his eyes coming out of his head – as did I.”
It’s safe to say they’re an animal loving family!
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Who was David Attenborough’s wife?
Sir David married his wife Jane Oriel in 1950.
Sadly she passed away in 1997 due to a brain haemorrhage at the age of 70.
When Jane fell into a coma, David was filming The Life of Birds in New Zealand but was able to make it home before she died.
According to the Guardian, he still lives in their house they shared together.
He’s said in the past that work helped him to cope with the pain of losing her.