A London woman’s decision to forego shaving during the colder months has turned into a triumph for biology, as her fuzzy leg growth has now developed into an adorable woodland habitat.

Amanda Wilkes, 29, stopped shaving her legs in late November last year when it began to get a bit chilly, and has since then amassed enough hair to play host to a range of exotic flora and fauna.

Wildlife experts have flown in from around the world to take a look at her carpeted calves and her leg hair has even been granted National Park status by the government.

Ecosystem scientist Sam Rhodes expressed the scientific community’s joy at the discovery.

“Obviously we science folk are always looking for new life, but you normally just expect to find it in the arse-end of nowhere like at the bottom of the ocean, or in volcanoes”, he said.

“For just two slightly chunkier than average legs to yield such ecological possibilities is amazing, but also from my sexist perspective very disgusting.”

Scientists are eager to continue to study the diversity of life lying on top of Amanda’s legs, but may be in for disappointment. Amanda has warned the world that she will be recommitting to shaving come April, sparking protests from many environmental campaign groups.

Gary, a microscopic deer who has enjoyed frolicking through the lush seasonal pastures, is just one of those protesting against the upcoming shave.

“I think it’s appalling that my home should be destroyed so callously. First logging in the Amazon, now this! Leg hair should be for life, not just for Christmas.”

Amanda, however, remains unwavering in her decision for total forest clearage. Although, she has suggested she may wax or epilate instead to make the removal faster and less painful for all those involved, except for her.

By Vicky Richards

Image: Oliver Herold