If David Attenborough Could Be Any Animal, Here’s What He’d Pick

Renowned British naturalist Sir David Attenborough took some time out from exploring the Great Barrier Reef and soothing the public with his silky voice to answer fans’ questions on a Reddit Ask Me Anything thread Wednesday afternoon.

Some highlights: The human British National Treasure revealed that if he could be any animal, he’d be a sloth.

Though this answer conflicted slightly with another response in which he said if he could transform into any organism, he’d become a bird.

The contradiction was not lost on Redditors.

But it’s David Attenborough, so we’re gonna let this one slide.

We also learned that his favorite native British animal is the harvest mouse.

And Attenborough, who has previously called humanity a “plague on the Earth,” said that one of the most pressing things humans to do to help the planet is to slow down population growth.

Best of all, we got to see his excellent sense of humor in action.

Get it??

Read the whole AMA here.

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