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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Thursday, April 19, 2012


Essex County cougar finally caught on camera?
Windsor Star
Step aside Bigfoot, take five Nessie, and make way for the Essex County cougar. After the Amherstburg area has been abuzz for weeks with stories about unsubstantiated cougar sightings, the big cat seems to be on the move. But now, Bigfoot-style...

Cougar sightings reach fever pitch
Windsor Star
But now, Bigfoot-style, there are photos. Jim Dufour from South Woodslee thinks he saw a cougar Friday in his back yard. While he was scratching his head trying to figure out what the animal was, it occurred to him to snap some pictures.

Behold, the world's first known "strawberry" leopard

The big, pink-hued cat — which makes its home at South Africa's Madikwe Game Reserve — is affected by erythrism, a poorly understood genetic condition that causes him to either overproduce red pigments or underproduce dark pigments in his coat.

Spain saves endangered European cat
The Magazine

By mageditor
Conservationists in Spain were forced to do something drastic to keep their beloved big cat alive! Conservationists rounded up 100 lynx and have been breeding them in special centers. Now, they're being released back into the wild for the ...

Endangered species: Snow leopard shot dead by villagers in Kashmir
The Express Tribune

Kashmir is home to two of the world's big cats, the common leopard (Panthera pardus) and the snow leopard (Uncia uncia), a cat so secretive few have been privileged enough to get a glimpse of it in the wild. A businessman of the area, Waseem Khursheed, ...

Alleged cougar tracks unconfirmed, Amherstburg cops say
Windsor Star
By Julie Kotsis, The Windsor Star April 18, 2012 7:01 AM Amherstburg resident Whit Tucker says he woke up Monday, April 17, 2012, to discover large "cat-like" paw prints covering his Howard Avenue driveway. He's hesitant to say whether he thinks ...

1 comment:

Carl said...

Wow! the Enythristic leopard is very beautiful indeed.
I am shocked however that this animal is wild and has survived into adulthood.

Just shows the resilience of big cats, even when displaying such a blatant impractical mutation.