The 94-year-old naturalist and TV presenter joined Instagram on September 24 and made his last post on October 31. His bio now reads: “Account no longer active”.
Attenborough’s latest post on the platform says he is “encouraged by the huge amount of ideas and passion” shared on Instagram.
“This may be a cover for this account – we will not publish anything else, although the account will remain open for you to view David’s messages – but we hope it is a springboard for many others to build and share ways we can create a sustainable future.” “, It says.
Attenborough’s account was created with the help of his colleagues, Ononi Hughes and Colin Butfield, who admitted in the first post that “social media is not David’s usual residence.”
The veteran broadcaster’s first announcement – a video warning of climate change – brought him one million followers in a record four hours and 44 minutes, according to Guinness.
The rapid acquisition of Atenborough Instagram followers beat previous record holder Ennifer Aniston, who gained 1 million followers in 1 hour and 16 minutes after joining the Facebook-owned platform in 2019, Guinness said.