Sep 25 2020
Naturalist and TV host David Attenborough has claimed the record for shortest time to reach 1 million followers on Instagram, racking up the numbers just hours after joining the social media platform Thursday.
The veteran broadcaster’s first post, a video warning about climate change – was posted at 2 am Pacific Daylight Time, and just over four hours later, his account hit 1 million followers, Guinness World Records said.
Attenborough explained that he was new to the social media platform but was debuting on Instagram to raise awareness of the climate emergency. His memoir, A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future will be released on Oct 6, and a documentary of the same name is available on Netflix from Oct 4.