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The Ugly Animal Preservation Society (Simon Watt)

By | Published on Monday 8 August 2022

Did you know that the blobfish is officially the ugliest creature on the planet? I didn’t, but – as biologist and comedian Simon Watt is keen to point out – the Ugly Animal Preservation Society is an actual thing, not just a show. And with a serious purpose too: cute animals such as pandas are given conservation priority and unsentimentally exploited to raise money. Some species are more equal than others, it seems, and Simon wants to change that. Though a scientist, he’s a good communicator and far too savvy to lecture us. He makes his case with the gentlest of touches, has a couple of guests each day (for us one hit, one miss) and is very, very funny.

Underbelly Cowgate, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Alan Cranston]