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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, November 14, 2013

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.










THE SAOLA: Rare mammal, the saola, caught on camera - first time seen for 15 years!

A Saola captured in Vietnam in 1993 (© WWF/AP)

A camera trap in a forest in central Vietnam has managed to snap a photo of one of earth's rarest mammals, the saola, which hadn't been seen in 15 years.


The antelope-like, long-horned ox appears to walk through dense foliage at the edge of the camera's range in the image taken in September. Conservation group WWF released the image along with a statement Wednesday.

DALE DRINNON: Tracking Bigfoot, Kentucky Bigfoot, Frontiers of Anthropology, more from Benny's Blogs

New at the Frontiers of Zoology:

New at the Frontiers of Anthropology:
 
New at Benny's Blog for Thelma Todd:
 
New at Benny's Other Blog, The Ominous Octopus Omnibus:
 
Best Wishes, Dale D.

THE GONZO BLOG DOO-DAH GIRL LOVES PORRIDGE

The Gonzo Daily - Thursday
 
Greetings, one and all.  Corinna here again whilst Jon and Graham are off on their travels to London.  Last night,I listened to the 'track of the day' again that I posted yesterday by The Kinks, when my ears picked up on something. If anyone could listen closely and see what they think.....at the end in the closing chorus does Mr. D really sing 'Autumn Armagnac'?  Or is just my ears?  Today I have chosen Gordon Giltrap's 'On Camber Sands', as I used to spend childhood holidays down in those parts and it brought back fond memories.
 
Another visit to our old friend Thom the World Poet
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2013/11/thom-world-poet-daily-poem_14.html
 
 
 
 
 
‘Well, how hard could it be?’: Greg Lake on his switch to bass for the first King Crimson project
http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2013/11/well-how-hard-could-it-be-greg-lake-on.html
 
*  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:
www.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 54 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
http://cryptozoologynews.blogspot.com/

On this day in 1922 the BBC radio service began regular broadcasts.
And now the news:

  • Hebridean dolphins identified by their clicks
  • Yet another wallaby loose in London: Second animal...
  • Ticks Kill Sheep
  • Thai officials intercept three turtle smuggling at...
  • Rarely Seen 'Asian Unicorn' Caught on Camera
  • New Flasher Wrasse Species Discovered in Indonesia...
  • Angler confronts 'crocodile' in New Forest

  • Oldest big cat fossil found in Tibet

  • Ok, so before you click the link for today's vaguely related video you can have the fun of guessing if it is Radio GaGa or Video Killed The Radio Star (who am I kidding? Nobody even reads this bit let alone clicks the link. I could just put in a link to a random song I like instead) :

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74f7BSUhulk