It’s no surprise that pandas have long been the poster-boy for endangered animals, but what about its ugly cousin the Blobfish? The Ugly Animal Preservation Society is here to celebrate the less aesthetically blessed members of the animal kingdom. Biologist Simon Watt hosts this hilarious evening dedicated to spreading the love for the wonderful – and weird – endangered species being left behind. Comedians Robin Ince, Iszi Lawrence and Matthew Highton will be championing their chosen animal, prepare to join in and crown the most hideous at the end of the night. 


Simon Watt is a biologist, writer, science communicator, comedian and TV presenter.



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