“Our ashes are going to get all mixed together and thrown out in the woods in a favourite spot in the New Forest so that we can be something together,” he explained.
“I love them so much I want to be part of them and I want them to part of me in this lifetime.” Chris Packham opened up about his Autism diagnosis [Wenn]
Chris’ Asperger Syndrome means he forms closer bonds with animals than humans – something he has come to terms with.
The star also credited his partner, Isle of Wight Zoo owner Charlotte Corney, with being “amazing” during his struggles.
“She knows my bond with dogs is deeper and stronger than with her, but it doesn’t undermine what we have,” he revealed.
“I am very lucky that Charlotte understands my autistic condition.” Chris Packham credited his “amazing” partner for sticking by him [Wenn]
She will be discussing the impact of his condition in a BBC documentary about autism, along with his sister, Jenny Packham.
Speaking about the upcoming show, Chris added: “I’m still approaching it with a certain degree of trepidation, but Jenny and Charlotte have agreed to be in it as well, so it won’t just be a polarised view from me.
“We want to try and understand the science of autism, ask tricky moral questions about how we treat people who have it.
“Ultimately, I want the film to be a celebration of the positive aspects of autism. Chris Packham is releasing a documentary about his Autism diagnosis [Wenn]
“I don’t want this to be a maudlin look at a syndrome or a handicap, neither of which I consider it to be.
“I want to say same world, same species, different outlook. This is what it looks like from my point of view. This is how it feels – this is what I can do and what I can’t.”