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Everyone’s heard about the plight of the Bengal tiger and pandas have a bigger fanbase than Justin Bieber, but what about the animal kingdom’s more aesthetically challenged endangered species?

The Ugly Animal Preservation Society, led by biologist Simon Watt, is dedicated to raising the profile of the hideous, the monstrous and the just plain weird.

Come along for a performance that celebrates the incredible biology of the animal kingdom’s most unsightly species, featuring videos, demonstrations and lots and lots of audience participation.

Running times

This event will run from 11am-12pm and 1pm-2pm

Attending the event

  • Free to attend
  • Register at info desk on arrival
  • Please note: the Royal Society building gets very busy during weekends. Arrive in plenty of time before an event
  • This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2016

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