Queen Guitarist Brian May King of His Wildlife Refuge
May explained, “When I’m gone, people will no doubt remember me for Queen, but I would much rather be remembered for attempting to change the way we treat our fellow creatures. I suppose I’ve lived a crazy life, and watching wildlife brings back a sense of tranquility.”
May purchased the estate over 30 years ago, and he’s used it to house injured and orphaned animals that are allowed to stay until they have reached full health and are ready to be released. The paper reports that the guitarist has 36 hedgehogs, seven badger cubs and two tawny owls currently residing at his refuge.
For his efforts, the musician recently received the International Fund for Animal Welfare award for his Save Me organization.
In addition to his love of animals and his time with Queen, May earned his PhD a few years ago in astrophysics and is an avid gardener.