Blob Fish Needs


Hello and welcome to

The Ugly Animal Preservation Society.

Comedy with a conservation twist.

The Ugly Animal Preservation Society was established in 2012 by Simon Watt to raise the profile of some of nature's more asthetically challenged creatures.


For too long the cute and cuddly creatures have ruled the roost!

Everyone already knows the panda, the polar bear and the snow leopard. 

Isn't it about time we heard more about the dromedry jumping slug, the aye aye and the blob fish.

We share our love of these neglected animals the only way we know how- by being silly about the science!

Come see us live at our "comedy night with a conservation twist" for adults only audiences.

Join us at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival!

Or at one of our family friendly talks and shows we take to schools and festivals.

Read the book "The Ugly Animals: We Can't All be Panda's".

Watch some of our videos about species that deserve some more attention. 

See us live!

We are off to the Edinburgh Fringe!

We are performing at the Underbelly from 5th to 28th August at 16:10 every day (except the 16th).

Each gig will be MCed by Simon Watt and have 2 or 3 special guests.

Guests will include, Neil Delamere, George Egg, Sophie Duker, Matt Winning, Alasdair Beckett King, Zara Gladman. More details on the way soon!

Buy the book!

"The animals are truly ugly, in the most majestic way."

"Less Barbie dolls, more blobfish please!  Must be mandatory reading for all elementary school curriculum. And while we're at it, perhaps make some stuffed uakari and axolotl to replace the ubiquitous Elsas and Anna's..."

"A delightful example of humor used to illuminate a difficult topic."

"It is worth a read if you are an animal lover, or just have a twisted sense of humor."

"funny interesting awesome"

Watch our videos!

Find more of our videos on YouTube

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