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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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Sunday, May 08, 2011

GLEN VAUDREY: Trail Cameras for Sumatra Part 5


Another advantage of the trail cam is that it is small enough to be well hidden, so well hidden that a passing animal may not even know it’s being spied upon. Once again Trevor will demonstrate this ability, cunningly hidden in the undergrowth he can take plenty of pictures of animals going about their lives, and who knows what surprising things he could spy.

Today it looks like he has found a Sumatran tiger taking a pig home for its tea; well you never would have expected that.

Many thanks to those who have so far donated, your contributions are very welcome and much appreciated. Don’t despair if you haven’t yet donated, or if you wish to contact me about the trail cams, the campaign still has many more weeks to run.

Just to recap, to sponsor a trail cam will cost £100. If that seems a little steep why not get a group together to sponsor one of these trail cams, a group of five will pay just £20 each. Sponsors will get an update on any pictures and when something exciting is spotted your name will go up in lights alongside the photo.

Don’t despair if you miss out on Trevor, he has plenty of friends who also need help in breaking free.

Your sponsorship will pay for the release and upkeep of Trevor and kin, but sadly you will have no rights to take him home.

Now doesn’t that sound like a good deal? Armchair cryptozoology at its best. All the fun of an expedition without being bitten by scary tropical insects.

If you like the sound of this then please get in touch, we would love to hear from you.

For further information you can contact me at glen@cfz.org.uk

Donations can be made via PayPal to Trailcams@CFZ.org.uk

DAVE SADLER WRITES

This months edition of Phenomena Magazine is now available to download free of charge at http://www.phenomenamagazine.co.uk/

The issue available's cover shows a Black helicoptor.

Please allow your friends and colleagues to know of Phenomena Magazines existence and offer any material to us for submission.

Regards

Dave Sadler
http://www.upia.co.uk/
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ODDS AND SODS FROM CHAD ARMENT

Thylacine hunting behavior: Case of crying wolf?
[Thylacines hunted more like cats than like wolves.]
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-05/bu-thb050211.php

Giant Hummingbirds: Running a little hot, but not on empty
[The size of the giant hummingbird hasn't reached the metabolic upper limit for hovering flight...]
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-05/uocp-ntf050211.php

Parental care in a new species of North American leech
http://www.livescience.com/14019-leech-eggs-parents-species-ria.html

Black feline seen in Australia
[Not much of a description or story, so I'll just note it here.]http://www.meltonweekly.com.au/news/local/news/general/panther-on-the-prowl-at-barrys-reef/2150459.aspx

DALE DRINNON: Another Ameranthropoides the latest from Atlantis

The Frontiers of Zoology posts another example of Precolumbian artwork which resembles the creature in the DeLoys Photograph:
http://frontiersofzoology.blogspot.com/2011/05/another-ameranthropoides.html

And the Frontiers of Anthropology has a followup on the recent news that "Atlantis" has been found in Spain:
http://frontiers-of-anthropology.blogspot.com/2011/05/tartessos-current-atlantis-in-spain.html

HAUNTED SKIES: The ongoing ups and downs

http://hauntedskies.blogspot.com/2011/05/haunted-skies-ups-and-downs.html

OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today

http://cryptozoologynews.blogspot.com/

On this day in 1874 the Archaeologist Howard Carter was born. You might remember him from such tomb discoveries as that of Tutankhamun.
And now the news:

Climate e-mail reviews 'leave science sound'
'Success' in South Georgia rat eradication

Sometimes rats are tolerated:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ikm3o5hDks

TWO CRYPTO BLOGS FROM DALE

Repost of article about NZ cryptids. It is credited to Richard Freeman, but it is actually largely by Tony Lucas. Richard compiled it from stuff that Tony had already written, as part of a briefing document for a TV company. It was the early days of the blog, and I posted it, thinking it was an article....

http://frontiersofzoology.blogspot.com/2011/05/cfz-repost-article-on-nz-cryptids-by.html

Dr Shuker's leviathan

http://frontiersofzoology.blogspot.com/2011/05/doctor-shukers-leviathan.html
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NICK REDFERN: A Monstrous anniversary

http://www.mania.com/lair-beasts-monstrous-anniversary_article_129561.html
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CURIOUS COCOON

Hi,

Not sure what this is. Can anyone direct me on this.Could it be a Moth or Spider Cocoon?

Thanks

Dave
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DAVEY CURTIS: Seaham Strangeness

Dear Jon,

Seaham now has the unfortunate title of the highest number of suicides in Britain. In a bizarre twist of fate, as one lady walked into the sea to her death in my home town, on the other side of the world in Australia in another town called Seaham, a young man tragically died when he accidently clashed heads with his friend on a rope swing and fell into the river and drowned.

You would think that the name Seaham would crop up time and time again living as we do on a world full of water. But no; it happens only twice and the one in Australia is nowhere near the sea.

Strange.
Regards
Davey C
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CASSANDRA - YOU ARE A STRANGE GIRL





HAUNTED SKIES: A flyer from a 1966 UFO Conference

http://hauntedskies.blogspot.com/2011/05/1966-ufo-conference.html
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OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today

http://cryptozoologynews.blogspot.com/

On this day in 1978 Reinhold Messner completed the first solo assent of Everest without the aid of oxygen.
And now the news:

PM's pledge of greenest government 'vanishingly re...
Pink dolphins bounce back from 2010 Amazon drought...

Cutest video you'll see this month:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rynvewVe21Y
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