Queen's Brian May: 'I'd rather be remembered for saving animals'
Brian May was a part of the group, Queen, in the 80's as their guitarist. He recently spoke about bringing the band's late frontman Freddie Mercury to life as an 'optical illusion' , in a special 10th anniversary performance of the band's own musical We Will Rock You.
Queen is a huge part of his life, but he does have other interests. Many people know about his love of astrophysics, but he loves gardening, too, and has always been passionate about the welfare of the wonderful British wildlife.
As a matter of fact, he has turned his estate in Surrey, England into a wildlife refuge. May's estate, which he bought more than 30 years ago when Queen were at the height of their fame, is home to a collection of injured and orphaned animals. These animals stay at May's estate until they are ready for release back into the wild.
Some of the animals that live on the estate include 36 hedgehogs, seven badger cubs and two tawny owls. These animals form part of May's Save Me organization, for which May received an International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) award.
May is quoted as saying, "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." He added: "I suppose I've lived a crazy life, and watching wildlife brings back a sense of tranquility."