Sir David Attenborough, renowned broadcaster and naturalist who has been the voice of nature programs for over 60 years, took to reddit to deliver a fascinating AMA ("Ask Me Anything") Wednesday evening, in which he revealed countless pearls of wisdom -- among them, that his favorite biscuit is chocolate and his ambivalence for guinea pigs. Here are the very best moments:
Animals can be surprisingly human-like:
Even the king of nature documentaries can still be surprised by harshness of the animal kingdom sometimes:
Attenborough reaffirmed what many conservationists have called the "sixth mass extinction":
But it wasn't all sad -- when one user asked what kind of shampoo he needed to get Sir David's featherly locks, he responded with trademark quick wit:
One user asked Attenborough whether he believes it is okay to keep animals in captivity, a topic that the naturalist has not spoken about often.
Sir David left us with one real gem, when asked, "If you could deliver just one message to the generation that's currently growing up, anything at all, what would you focus on?"
"Cherish the natural world, because you're a part of it and you depend on it," he answered.