WELCOME TO THE CFZ BLOG NETWORK: COME AND JOIN THE FUN

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...

A Special Offer

A Special Offer

New CFZ Titles at a bargain Price

        

Search This Blog

Loading...

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

BIG CAT STORIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Whilst the focus of the CFZ Mystery Cat study group is predominantly the search for proof of the British big cats, it would be unrealistic to forget that this is only part of a global mystery-cat phenomenon.

Here are a selection of mystery cat related stories from around the world.

Snow Leopard News: Climate Change, Radio Collars, Heart Troubles and a ...
Scientific American (blog)
Wow, this is quite the week for snow leopards (Panthera uncia) with not one, not two, not three but four interesting stories coming out about these endangered big cats. Let's start with the bad news. Climate change, as you might expect, could soon create ...

Leopard strays into village on city outskirts, injures 5 persons
Times of India
The big cats have a tendency to cover long distances during night. In one stretch, they cover about 30-40 km. The stray leopard too might have walked a long distance to reach the city's outskirts. The big cats are also known to walk along the rivers, canals and ...

Cougar spotted in Buffalo County
WQOW TV News 18
He tracked one in St. Croix County back in 2009 when a trail camera captured a photo of the big cat. "We had snow conditions; tracks everywhere," Carstens remembers. "The landowner and myself walked through the strip of corn on the edge of the woods ...

HEMET: 'Mountain lion' likely studly bobcat
Press-Enterprise
Early Tuesday, I was alarmed to spot a massive cat trotting in front of me along Mojo Trail as I ascended into Simpson Park above Hemet on my mountain bike. I was sure I was right behind a mountain lion on the cool and misty morning, though the big ...

HEMET: 'Mountain lion' likely a studly bobcat
Press-Enterprise (blog)
They instinctively chase deer. The wild cat was about the size of a large boxer and was a deep reddish brown. It was much larger than typical house-cat-sized bobcats. I did not see the telltale long tail of a mountain lion. The muscular cat disappeared into the ...

Endangered snow leopards find hope in protective hands
Casey Weekly Berwick
The big cat's secretive and elusive nature, coupled with the treacherous landscape, make dens extremely difficult to locate, according to Panthera. ''We have spent years trying to determine when and where snow leopards give birth, the size of their litters, and ...

India's Supreme Court bans tourism in wildlife parks in effort to save endangered ...
Washington Post
NEW DELHI — India's top court has banned tourism in tiger reserve forests across the country in an effort to save the endangered big cat. Lawyer Wasim Kadri says the Supreme Court has also announced stiff penalties on Indian states that have not created ...

Big cat in Cheshire CT « Connecticut Mountain Lion
By JP
Big cat in Cheshire CT. Yesterday about 10a.m. I looked out the window and crossing the yard was a very large grey brown cat. Weighed about 70-80pounds and was carrying something in it's mouth, an animal that was about 5-10pounds and ...

Micke Grove Zoo forced to euthanize snow leopard
Stockton Record
LODI - Visitors to Micke Grove Zoo might not remember the name of Ling-shan the snow leopard, but they might recognize seeing the big cat lying on the grass at the front of his exhibit. That was one of Ling's favorite resting spots, according to zoo officials, ...

Extra-territorial tales of state's big cats
Times of India
On April 25, the forest team safely tranquilised the big cat and sent it to Dudhwa. A tiger had killed six people in Deoria range of Pilibhit and two in Khutar range of Shahjahanpur forest division between May 3 and August 26, 2011. The big cat from Pilibhit was ...

Spotted! Software Identifies Leopard Previously Seen On Camera Trap
RedOrbit
Scientists identified a familiar leopard in a recent photo showing the big cat dragging the grisly remains of its prey across the ground in an Indian nature preserve. Using a computer program that quickly analyzes and compares the spot patterns of leopards, ...


No comments: