A man who has been collecting organs from the brains of birds for over 30 years has started collecting their brains.
In a recent interview, the man, known only as Mr Big, said he had been collecting birds’ brains since the mid-1970s and that it had been a hobby he enjoyed for over 10 years.
He said his collection was not related to bird welfare but rather to the hobby’s history and what it meant to him personally.
“The bird that I collect is the one that I have been interested in since the 70s, I have collected them for a long time, I’ve done it for 40 years,” Mr Big said.
“It’s a fascinating thing and it’s something that I love and I’m not just doing it to make money, it’s my way of life.”
He said the hobby would continue to grow, and he hoped to collect more specimens.
“I’m hoping to keep collecting as long as it’s legal to do so, and I hope to do more, it’ll probably go up in the next few years,” he said.
Mr Big said he would like to do as many as he could and hoped to eventually collect all the birds’ brain specimens.
Topics:science-and-technology,research,biotech-and/or-pharma,human-interest,babies,animal-science,health,birds,bears-parrot,burdick-paradise-4780,australiaFirst posted May 23, 2019 09:53:59Contact Sarah CrouchMore stories from Northern Territory