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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Tuesday, July 26, 2011


Dear Jon,

It's time to don your anorak and help the Curtz with a fact or two. When does a kitten become referred to as a cub? For instance does a Scottish wild cat have cubs or kittens? What are a lynx offspring called? Do cubs start at puma or leopard?


Regards Davey C

BLAKE MATHYS: Creature Chronicles

Blake Writes: I have posted four new issues of Creature Chronicles newsletters to mywebsite. This means that numbers 2 - 7 and 11 - 14 are now available. Ifanyone has any other issues, please let me know and I will add them (hardcopy is fine...I'll scan and return them to you).

They are posted at:http://blakemathys.com/creaturechronicles.html

Mike Libby's clockwork creepy crawlies



ORIGINAL CIRCLEMAKER DESIGNS AUCTION in support of Sea Shepherd. Come meet circlemakers this weekend and you can view the designs of Ex-Circlemaker Matthew Williams and buy them. This may be a once in a lifetime event and all proceeds go to Sea Shepherd c...onservation organisation who are fighting to raise 1.4 million dollars to release their ship THE STEVE IRWIN to be able to stop the horrors of the Faero Island whale hunt known as "The Grind" where people hack Whales to death with knives on the beach. The Auction will take place at the Barge Inn, Honeystreet, Wiltshire on Saturday evening 7PM and we are hoping for a large crowd. Please spread the word. Anyone who needs any extra details email me@thematthewwilliams.com

Designs may be auctioned for hundreds of pounds down to as little as £1. Never before has such art been auctioned. Just remember how much Banksys work is worth now. This is for the Whales! Please pass on.See more
by: Matthew Williams


HAUNTED SKIES: SOURCE MATERIAL: Hampshire 1995 (Part Four)


OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today


On this day in 1949 Robert Rankin was born. All of Rankin's novels contain fortean themes, the best of which in my opinion is 'The Book of Ultimate Truths'.
And now the news:

Study to create the first archive of human evoluti...
Lions 'more likely to eat people after a full moon...
Calls for tighter rules on animal tests
Golden-handed monkeys stolen from Doncaster garden...
Jellyfish warning for beach-goers
Sea turtles nesting at record rate in Georgia
Lizard Smuggler Gets 15 Months Behind Bars After B...
300 want police dog that won't bite

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