9 Of David Attenborough's Most Hilarious Moments

The country's national treasure, saving us from the trash pile that is 2016

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Over the years, David Attenborough's honey-like voice has floated out to us from the depths of the Amazon jungles and the permafrost coated tundras of the Arctic, helping to secure his place in the hearts of millions of Brits as a calm and reassuring presence.

Even amid the tribulations of the recent US election, Attenborough – in jest, we might add –suggested we could get rid of president-elect Donald Trump by shooting him, (most probably because he knows all about dangerous predators), helping to mirthfully assuage our post-election fury.

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With the return of Planet Earth on BBC One on Sunday evenings and in honour of one of our favourite British broadcasters, we look back at Attenborough's most defining moments:

That time when he said 'boo' to a sloth

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The moment he narrated Adele's video for 'Hello'

When he narrated a tortoise getting frisky with a Croc shoe

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When he casually chatted with a rhino

When he accused a penguin of being a 'thief'

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That time he mocked a meerkat for falling asleep

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The moment he remembered being slapped by a bat

When he filmed bears enjoying a boogie

This reaction to an interrupting bird

Does anyone else want him as a granddad, or is it just us?

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