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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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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

I TRIED HARD TO THINK OF A BASIL BRUSH JOKE TO GO HERE

Everything I am doing at the moment seems to involve canids. I am still struggling through the blue dog book, we are in the process of starting a project about the reed wolf in Hungary, and even my favourite webcomic is mostoly about mystickal doggies. Now, thanks to Bob Skinner, and Serena Cairns, I have heard about another rare canid...



3 comments:

Ego Ronanus said...

I am pretty sure I saw a pelt of a black fox in the Natural History Department of the National Museum of Ireland many years ago. In early Irish there was a word FUINCHE which signified a black fox, so they are not unknown. In the United States I understand there are black foxes which are merely a colour variant of red the red fox.

Retrieverman said...

My take on the reed wolf is that it is the golden jackal wandering up from Serbia.

Black foxes aren't uncommon in North America. Virtually all silver foxes in captivity today derive from ones that were initially farmed in the Canadian Maritimes.

Retrieverman said...

There are black hoary foxes, which aren't foxes but are South American wild dogs.