Attenborough and a shaggy walrus story

A PROMINENT zoologist says that Sir David Attenborough’s latest wildlife TV series, Our Planet on Netflix, is misleading the public about walrus deaths in the Arctic.

Over the weekend, viewers were shocked by footage of walruses plunging to their deaths from sea cliffs. In his narration, Sir David said that this was the result of declining sea-ice levels caused by global warming. This was said to have forced the animals on shore, where their poor eyesight meant that they couldn’t perceive the danger of falling.

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