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, August 30, 2011

WEIRD WEEKEND 2011: Max Blake and Dr. Darren Naish

WEIRD WEEKEND 2011: P.T.Barnum (3)


Much to my surprise it is all good news. I had managed to convince myself that even with our best efforts, Prudence's lolloping about would have broken the new ligament in her back leg, but I am very pleased to say that it was all my paranoia.

She is actually doing very well and her leg is healing nicely. She has to have physiotherapy (done by Corinna and Graham) several times each day, but she looks likely to make a full recovery.

The next checkup is in two weeks time.

HAUNTED SKIES: A bizarre tale of apports at Warminster


OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today


On this day in 1888 Mary Ann Nichols was murdered. She was the first of the canonical victims of Jack the Ripper.
And now the news:

Rhino horn: Fooling the thieves lured by riches
Who, What, Why: Is it legal to eat wild birds?
Dolly scientist working on cloning Scottish wildca...
Selective Trawl Catches Norway Lobster but Allows ...
A Bloodsucker Goes to Washington: Is this the Chup...
Another Bear attack in Yellowstone
Torn apart by tiger sharks Fantome Is, Queensland

And because Jon missed the opportunity yesterday:

DALE DRINNON: A mystery shark from Somalia?