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, February 10, 2010

OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today


Usually I post something Fortean for my ‘on this day’ bit, or at least something a bit scifi, but not today… On this day in 1990 Nelson Mandela was released from prison in South Africa. I met Nelson in Cardiff 8 years later and he was a thoroughly decent chap.
And now, the news:

Image shows 'monkey' roaming Darwin
Locked in with 48 tigers
'Alien' fish found in cave lake
Jungle boogie
Dentist fixes eagle's broken beak
Lynx provides luge with animal magic
New Zealanders overwhelmed by cow explosion as sheep plummet
Hong Kong dieters warned over swallowing parasitic worms
Broadcaster fined over killing a rat on TV show
Cat owners are more intelligent than dog owners

Cat’s an interesting story.

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