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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Saturday, October 02, 2010


The latest edition of a monthly webTV show from the CFZ and CFZtv, bringing you the latest cryptozoological, and monster hunting news from around the world. This episode brings you:

CFZ in autumn
Shosh gets married
Leopard hair analysis
Big cat sighting in Cornwall
Trunko pics
India Expedition
Darren Naish's new book
Karl Shuker's new book
Corinna looks at out of place birds
New and Rediscovered: New Gibbon
New and Rediscovered: New Elephant Shrew
New and Rediscovered: New Australian frog
New and Rediscovered: Tigers found in Bhutan after a long absence

1 comment:

spiraldance said...

On Corinna's bird section -- although gulls are not strange visitors to the U.K. -- why is it that there's two gull species which can't interbred in the U.K. yet have hybrids spanning the artic to the east and west?

Is this due to the long adaptive intervention of British naturalists in the gull habitat -- going back to homo habilis? Or is it convergent devolution with the neanderthal/sapien subspecies competition in the U.K.?

Thanks in advance.