Half a century ago, Belgian Zoologist Bernard Heuvelmans first codified cryptozoology in his book On the Track of Unknown Animals.

The Centre for Fortean Zoology (CFZ) are still on the track, and have been since 1992. But as if chasing unknown animals wasn't enough, we are involved in education, conservation, and good old-fashioned natural history! We already have three journals, the largest cryptozoological publishing house in the world, CFZtv, and the largest cryptozoological conference in the English-speaking world, but in January 2009 someone suggested that we started a daily online magazine! The CFZ bloggo is a collaborative effort by a coalition of members, friends, and supporters of the CFZ, and covers all the subjects with which we deal, with a smattering of music, high strangeness and surreal humour to make up the mix.

It is edited by CFZ Director Jon Downes, and subbed by the lovely Lizzy Bitakara'mire (formerly Clancy), scourge of improper syntax. The daily newsblog is edited by Corinna Downes, head administratrix of the CFZ, and the indexing is done by Lee Canty and Kathy Imbriani. There is regular news from the CFZ Mystery Cat study group, and regular fortean bird news from 'The Watcher of the Skies'. Regular bloggers include Dr Karl Shuker, Dale Drinnon, Richard Muirhead and Richard Freeman.The CFZ bloggo is updated daily, and there's nothing quite like it anywhere else. Come and join us...

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Wednesday, December 09, 2009


Trawling the internet at some ridiculous hour of the morning for interesting photos of monkeys (I am a terrible insomniac and huge monkey nut - like my word-play???), I happened upon the photo included with this blog and it got me thinking. So, beginning today, let me introduce you to a new bloggo series: Liz's Lookalikes.

Now, which CFZ high-ranking official does this little fellow remind you of most...?

P.S. That is an Emperor tamarin, allegedly named because his moustache looks a little like that of German Emperor Wilhelm II. The first stuffed specimen brought to Europe had the moustache put on upside down.

1 comment:

Retrieverman said...

At least that tamarin didn't get involved in a family feud that wound up killing 16 million people.