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Explore more than 1,000 of Sir David Attenborough’s most memorable moments from his 60-year career of natural history film-making – all in one app. Watch curated collections from Sir David and others, or create and share your own collections with the world.

From his incredible interaction with mountain gorillas in Life on Earth, to his extraordinary meeting with a sloth in The Life Of Mammals, The Story of Life invites people to explore this vast collection of films featuring hundreds of animals, locations and stories, from world firsts to some of the most dramatic documentary scenes ever filmed.

The collection can be searched by ‘Habitat’, ‘Species’ and ‘Behaviour’, allowing users to quickly and intuitively find out more about their favourite creatures, watch scenes from loved series, or explore the incredible beauty of our planet. A series of exclusive films are also hidden throughout the app to encourage the audience to explore the full extent of Sir David's remarkable archive.

Curated playlists by Sir David, BBC Filmmakers and others highlight cherished moments. You can also create your own collections of favourite moments to share with the world on social media, or keep within the app to revisit whenever you want.

“This is natural history for the digital age,” said Sir David. “Allowing people to explore the story of life on earth and share their favourite natural history moments with the world.”

The Story of Life app is available to download for iOS and Android devices worldwide.


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