David Attenborough goes ‘tickled pink’ after 20 million-year-old grasshopper named after him

July 31, 2014 8:59 AM

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David Attenborough goes ‘tickled pink’ after 20 million-year-old grasshopper named after him

Scientists have named a 20 million-year-old grasshopper after Sir David Attenborough. The millions old grasshopper was found trapped in a collection of amber discovered in the Dominican Republic 50 years ago by the researchers at the University of Illinois.

“It is the nicest compliment you can receive from a naturalist. I am tickled pink,” Sir David said.

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