Africa: David Attenborough in conversation with a blind baby rhino – video

The veteran broadcaster communicates with the "enchanting creature" using a series of squeaks in the final episode of his current series

If there wasn’t already enough proof that David Attenborough is a living legend, here’s a little more.


Out in Africa filming his latest documentary series, the 86-year-old natural history broadcaster encounters a blind baby rhino waiting for a cataract operation on its eyes. Kneeling down on his hands and knees, Attenborough communicates with the infant using a series of squeaks to “have a little chat” with the “enchanting creature”.

In tonight’s final episode in the six-part Africa series, the veteran naturalist warns about the potential future for the continent’s wildlife in an episode that focuses on the importance of conservation efforts – don’t miss it tonight at 9:00pm on BBC1. And in the meantime, make sure you watch Attenborough’s emotional appearance in this clip…


While you’re here, why not check out our exclusive photos of David Attenborough and Brian Cox at the Radio Times covers party.