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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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

BIG CAT NEWS: Sensible stuff from Gloucestershire, Sussex and South Devon

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 in some way by us, so we should have a go at publishing a regular round-up of the stories as they come in.

It takes a long time to do, and is a fairly tedious task, so I am not promising that they will be done each day, but I will do them as regularly as I can. JD

Learning to live in harmony with the countryside's feral big cats
This Is South Devon
The British big cat situation remains steeped in mystery despite the thousands of sightings reported and recorded by people from all walks of life, in all parts of the country. Reports of such animals go way back into history, some of which relate to ...

Today's posts start off with a real aberration; a newspaper which talks sense. This editorial in The Western Morning News is a plea for tolerance, rather than a call to have them all exterminated. Good on ya dude!

bigcatdetective: Mystery cat in West Sussex

Mystery cat in West Sussex. Never had a domestic cat in 9 months on the trail cam before at this farm and 1 week in a different part of the wood its picked up ...

I am not sure who 'Charlie' the Big Cat Detective is, but he seems to know his stuff. This is an interesting report about an unusual visitor to a trailcam in Sussex. And finally..

Online survey launched to root out Gloucestershire big cat

This is Gloucestershire

RESEARCHERS at the University of Gloucestershire say they are determined to get to the bottom of big cat sightings in the county. Rural research experts, the Countryside and Community Research Institute (CCRI), have launched an online survey to ...

A whole day without anyone saying something stupid! It must be a record.

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