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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Sunday, September 11, 2016

HARTLAND WILDLIFE RESCUE: A pigeon that lost the race

Our friend Beth does a remarkable job rescuing and rehabilitating animals and often tells us stories of her successes and her failures. And, what is particularly wonderful in these decadent days, she doesn't ask or receive a penny for what she does.

I don't know why I didn't think about this years ago, but we shall be cross posting some of her animal stories from her Facebook page so her activities can reach a wider audience.

If, by the way, you would like to help us help her do what she does, you can click here.

Beth writes: "A few months ago my friend Sarah was driving behind a van when to her horror it ran over a racing pigeon!! She stopped and picked her up, cared for her and then brought her to me. This pigeon had a broken foot, but adapted very well hopping around on one..... However, that broken foot has now healed (she is the one on the left of photo) and a few weeks ago she hatched out a baby whooooo!!!! Her boyfriend is the brown and white pigeon on the right. Rightly or wrongly, I could release her now to be honest,........ but if she flies back to where she came from she will only be killed. So she is safer here, but she is happy with her family and she is a little darling". <3 span="">

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