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Attenborough: Stubbs was a biologist

6 November 2013 Last updated at 12:46 GMT

Two 18th century George Stubbs paintings, featuring a kangaroo and a dingo, are to stay in Britain after an appeal backed by Sir David Attenborough.

A £1.5m donation from shipping magnate Eyal Ofer has enabled the National Maritime Museum to buy the paintings.

Commissioned after Captain James Cook's first Endeavour voyage, they were put under an export bar in January after being sold to a buyer outside the UK.

Sir David Attenborough spoke to the BBC's Will Gompertz.

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