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David Attenborough has an adorable interaction with a young fan who named the insect after him

A Sir David Attenborough fan has shared the heartwarming letter he sent to his child.

The young girl had named her new pet in honor of the famous nature documentarian Sir David Stickenborough.

“She texted him to tell him that,” the girl’s father tweeted. “Obviously he answered.”

Darren Logan, research director at the Waltham Petcare Science Institute, shared a picture of the letter his daughter received in reply.

Attenborough had written on notepaper: “I’m so glad you’re interested in stick insects. So am I, and when I was your age I kept some too. They are indeed fascinating.

“There are at least 2,500 different species worldwide. Most come from the tropics and only a few species reach this country. Scientifically, they belong to a group called the Phasmatoidea, which includes two main groups — the leafy insects and the stick insects.”

Attenborough continued to share facts about stick insects, explaining that the creature named after him actually belonged to a different species: the leaf insect.

“Sir David appears to be renamed, but my daughter’s fascination with the outdoors has been increased,” Logan wrote. “#National Treasure.”

Attenborough’s latest series, Frozen Planet IIPremieres on BBC One at 8pm on Sunday 11th September.

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JOE HERNANDEZ

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