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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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Thursday, June 13, 2013

GRAHAM INGLIS RECOMMENDS

The Secret Life of a Cat: What mischievous moggies get up to behind their owners' backs.

TODAY'S BIG CAT NEWS ROUNDUP

The hunt for British Big Cats attracts far more newspaper-column inches than any other cryptozoological subject. There are so many of them now that we feel that they should be archived by us in some way, so we should have a go at publishing a regular round-up of the stories as they come in. In September 2012 Emma Osborne decided that the Mystery Cat Study Group really deserved a blog of its own within the CFZ Blog Network.




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  • NEWSLINK: This is a huge white tiger playing with ...
  • NEWSLINK: Alarming Tiger Tale
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    Happy 84th Birthday to Mother

    FORTEAN BIRD NEWS FROM THE WATCHER OF THE SKIES

    In an article for the first edition of Cryptozoology Bernard Heuvelmans wrote that cryptozoology is the study of 'unexpected animals' and following on from that perfectly reasonable assertion, it seems to us that whereas the study of out of place birds may not have the glamour of the hunt for bigfoot or lake monsters, it is still a perfectly valid area for the Fortean zoologist to be interested in. So after about six months of regular postings on the main bloggo Corinna took the plunge and started a 'Watcher of the Skies' blog of her own as part of the CFZ Bloggo Network.



    DALE DRINNON: Kentucky gorilla, NJ Sea Serpent

    New at the Frontiers of Zoology:

    THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH MAN EMULATES THE GOOD SOLDIER Ċ VEJK

    Yesterday I interviewed the lovely Carol Hodge, aka Miss Crystal Grenade. Her music has been described as "Shakespeare's Sister fighting Amanda Palmer and Tori Amos in a dimly lit Victorian pub. With hand deformities." Her album comes out this autumn. Today is Mother's 84th Birthday, and both Corinna and I are trying to find out what she would like to do this evening. However, because she is so determined not to cause anyone any trouble, she keeps on refusing to make a decision. It will probably end up being a seafood restaurant in Westward Ho! Richard comes up tomorrow to collect equipment for the next Sumatra expedition (he leaves on the 25th) which is all very exciting.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    *  The Gonzo Daily is a two way process. If you have any news or want to write for us, please contact me at  jon@eclipse.co.uk. If you are an artist and want to showcase your work, or even just say hello please write to me at gonzo@cfz.org.uk. Please copy, paste and spread the word about this magazine as widely as possible. We need people to read us in order to grow, and as soon as it is viable we shall be invading more traditional magaziney areas. Join in the fun, spread the word, and maybe if we all chant loud enough we CAN stop it raining. See you tomorrow...

    *  The Gonzo Daily is - as the name implies - a daily online magazine (mostly) about artists connected to the Gonzo Multimedia group of companies. But it also has other stuff as and when the editor feels like it. The same team also do a weekly newsletter called - imaginatively - The Gonzo Weekly. Find out about it at this link:
    http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2012/11/all-gonzo-news-wots-fit-to-print.html
     
    * We should probably mention here, that some of our posts are links to things we have found on the internet that we think are of interest. We are not responsible for spelling or factual errors in other people's websites. Honest guv!

    *  Jon Downes, the Editor of all these ventures (and several others) is an old hippy of 53 who - together with his orange cat (who is currently on sick leave in Staffordshire) and two very small kittens (one of whom is also orange) puts it all together from a converted potato shed in a tumbledown cottage deep in rural Devon which he shares with various fish, and sometimes a small Indian frog. He is ably assisted by his lovely wife Corinna, his bulldog/boxer Prudence, his elderly mother-in-law, and a motley collection of social malcontents. Plus.. did we mention the orange cat?

    OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today


    Yesterday’s News Today

    On this day in 1983 Pioneer 10 became the first man made object to leave the solar system when it passed the orbit of Neptune. At the time this milestone passed uncelebrated because this occurred before astronomers decided that Pluto and other small post Neptune planets couldn't be planets after all because there were more of them than they thought and they'd have to go through the bother of having to learn loads of new planet names. Lazy astronomers.

    And now the news:
  • How to Stop a Trunk and Start a Tail? The Leg Has ...
  • Iberian Lynx Attacks On Farm Animals Are On the Ri...
  • Disturbing shark slaughter in Oman
  • First Glencoe sighting for Chequered Skipper butte...
  • Increased predator numbers in Yellowstone changing...
  • New large-scale jaguar camera-trap study underway ...
  • Asian tigers at risk from domestic dog distemper v...
  • North Sea cod stocks 'on road to sustainability'

  • This is not a planet, it's a dog: