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.

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Wednesday, September 07, 2011



Dale Drinnon said...

I would not be at all surprised at the continuing survival of a Native British Lynx, and this museum find is indeed a breakthrough on that score (I would also not be surprised at the continuance of British elk and brown bear through the centuries but those are separate issues)

Lynx incidentally have disproportionatly large "Snowshoe" feet and so their tracks look like they must have been left by a much larger type of cat. And a Lynx is basically a "Normal" kind of an animal. A domestic/house cat the size of an Alsatian dog is on the other hand something mighty freaky, yet evidence is that they are becoming more and more common lately in some parts of the world.

Best Wishes, Dale D.

James Shrive said...

May I say that on an episode of Real Rescues a BBC morning programme the police officer covering the area of Faringdon near Swindon stated that we have big cats living in the area and that the police acknowledge this as fact. This was stated in an interview to Nick Knowles