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Even Sir David doesn’t know the answers. Photograph by Mikedixson

Can You Tell What Animal David Attenborough Is Talking About?

Sir David Attenborough, creator of the world’s best nature documentaries (and now namesake of a research vessel), turns 90 this Sunday. To celebrate, I watched all 79 episodes of his Life series and ranked themI watched all 79 episodes of his Life series and ranked themI watched all 79 episodes of his Life series and ranked them over at The Atlantic. Meanwhile, here, I’ve created two difficult quizzes to test your knowledge of the man’s work, and of the animals whose lives he has so memorably described.

Each consists of ten quotes from one of his classic series, from Life on Earth in 1979 to Life in Cold Blood in 2008. Your job is to work out which animal he’s talking about. Enjoy!

And if you crave further punishmentfun, try the Really Really Hard edition.