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Sir David Attenborough, 94, quits Instagram exactly two months after he signed up

EXCLUSIVE: Sir David Attenborough, 94, quits Instagram exactly two months after he signed up to warn ‘the world is in trouble’

  • The broadcaster’s platform currently states it is ‘no longer active’ on the page’s biography section
  • Much-loved naturalist David previously held the record as the fastest public figure to gain a million followers
  • The media personality initially joined the networking service to warn ‘the world is in trouble’ as part of his lifelong campaign to halt climate change 

Sir David Attenborough has quit Instagram exactly two months after he first signed up aged 94, MailOnline can exclusively reveal.

The broadcaster’s platform, which previously held the record as the fastest page to gain a million followers, currently states it is ‘no longer active’ in its biography section.

Much-loved naturalist David initially joined the social media networking service to warn ‘the world is in trouble’ as part of his lifelong campaign to halt climate change.

EXCLUSIVE: Sir David Attenborough has quit Instagram exactly two months after he first signed up aged 94

In September, the historian attracted one million accounts in just four hours and 44 minutes.

The media personality beat out Jennifer Aniston’s time of five hours and 16 minutes, but has since been taken over by Harry Potter’s Rupert Grint, who amassed the backing in just four hours and one minute.

The conservation expert’s site still boasts a whopping 6.2 million followers and will signpost fans to inspiring accounts.

Milestones: The broadcaster's platform previously held the record as the fastest page to gain a million followers (pictured earlier this year)

Milestones: The broadcaster’s platform previously held the record as the fastest page to gain a million followers (pictured earlier this year)

Details: The account currently states it is 'no longer active' in its biography section (pictured above)

Details: The account currently states it is ‘no longer active’ in its biography section (pictured above)

MailOnline has contacted a representative for David for further comment. 

The presenter shared his reason behind creating his account was to seek new ways of reaching out to people as part of his famous fight against climate change.

A month later, Sir David released his new movie, David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet, on Netflix

New titleholder: The naturalist beat out Jennifer Aniston's time of five hours and 16 minutes, but has since been taken over by Rupert Grint (pictured with his daughter Wednesday)

New titleholder: The naturalist beat out Jennifer Aniston’s time of five hours and 16 minutes, but has since been taken over by Rupert Grint (pictured with his daughter Wednesday)

The documentary film dropped alongside a book detailing his impressive career, which spans nearly seven decades.

In a clip posted under his handle @davidattenborough, he said: ‘Hello my name is David Attenborough and I’ve been appearing on radio and television for the past 60 years but this is my first time on Instagram.

‘I’m making this move and exploring this new way of communication to me because, as we all know, the world is in trouble.

‘Continents are on fire, glaciers are melting, coral reefs are dying, fish are disappearing from our oceans, the list goes on and on.

‘But we know what to do about it, that’s why I’m tackling this new way for me of communication.

‘Over the next few weeks I’ll be recording messages to explain what the problems are and how we can deal with them. Join me or, as we used to say in those early days of radio, stay tuned.’

Candid: Sir David initially joined the social media networking service to warn 'the world is in trouble' as part of his lifelong campaign to halt climate change (pictured in Kenya in August)

Candid: Sir David initially joined the social media networking service to warn ‘the world is in trouble’ as part of his lifelong campaign to halt climate change (pictured in Kenya in August)

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