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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Friday, March 09, 2012


Ceramic-art shows at Bellevue Arts Museum and Seattle's Henry Art Gallery spearhead a huge wave of ceramic-art exhibits coming to the Seattle area, thanks to the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA), which is holding its 46th annual conference in Seattle.


ANDREW MAY: Words from the Wild Frontier

News and stories from the remoter fringes of the CFZ blogosphere...

From Nick Redfern's "There's Something in the Woods...":
From CFZ Australia:
From CFZ New Zealand:


RICHARD FREEMAN: Fascinating new evidence proving that the deathworm is in fact used as a primary foodsource for humans


This article appeared on Wildlife Extra the other day (the headline is mine):

"March 2011. Donald Trump's boys have returned from a hunting safari in Zimbabwe. The Trump boys photos have appeared on the Hunting Legends website posing next to some of the animals that they have shot. The photos make my stomach turn, but one outrages me in particular.

One photo (On the right - Click here to see the Youtube video) shows Donald Trump Junior holding the tail of an elephant and a large knife. He is standing next to the carcass of an elephant that has a rifle leaning against it. We don't know whether he shot the elephant or not, or whether he cut the tail off himself, but that is clearly the impression the photo is meant to give. "


OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today


On this day in 1977 James Elliot, Edward Dunham and Douglas Mink discovered rings around Uranus.

And now the news:

Rare monkeys in China to be protected
Carp Dominate Crayfish in Invasive Species Battleg...
A Bird's Song May Teach Us About Human Speech Diso...
Pioneering project aims to restore rare plants on ...
Antarctic Blue Whale Set to Make Big Comeback
Project to protect rare Burmese monkey gets new fu...
Cheetah struggling to reproduce due to climate cha...
Final 100 ruddy ducks in the UK facing exterminati...
‘Catastrophic’ leak kills a thousand fish
What Have We Got in Common With a Gorilla? Insight...
'Frog conference' tackles toad and frog road threa...

In honour of today’s "On This Day":


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