Season 31, Episode 7 Attenborough's Life Stories: Our Fragile Planet

First Aired: February 6, 2013

Conclusion. David Attenborough reflects on the impact of humans on the natural world during his lifetime, which includes diminishing numbers of rain forests and coral reefs; and increasing numbers of endangered species, such as the blue whale and chimpanzee. He also spotlights a giant Galapagos tortoise that, until its death in June 2012, was known as the world's rarest living animal; and discusses Dian Fossey, whose work with mountain gorillas inspired him to become a conservationist.

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