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Sir David Attenborough spends day filming at Paignton Zoo

By HECAbbott  |  Posted: August 15, 2014

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LEGENDARY natural history broadcaster Sir David Attenborough has spent a day at Paignton Zoo.

He was filming for the third series of Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities which will be shown on television next year.

The zoo’s curator of mammals Neil Bemment said: “It was an absolute honour to welcome the face and voice of natural history television to our zoo.

“The producer approached us because they thought we had the best-looking outdoor enclosure for orangutans of any UK zoo, which is quite a compliment.

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“They asked us not to let on beforehand, because they were worried that crowds would delay filming.”

The broadcaster and naturalist filmed several pieces about orangutans and tool use.

Bornean orangutan Mali, with baby Tatau in tow, used sticks to get honey out of holes in tree trunks and investigate exotic durian fruit which are known for their pungent smell.

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