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, June 10, 2014


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What has Corinna's column of fortean bird news got to do with Cryptozoology?

Well, everything actually!

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. 

Utah hunters to be allowed to target crows
Sanctuaries unite for birds' release
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Birdcall playback on phones prompts ethics debate

The chough: RSPB survey into one of Scotland's rar...


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 are publishing a regular round-up of the stories as they come in. 

The worldwide mystery cat phenomenon (or group of phenomena, if we are to be more accurate) is not JUST about cryptozoology. At its most basic level it is about the relationship between our species and various species of larger cat. That is why sometimes you will read stories here that appear to have nothing to do with cryptozoology but have everything to do with human/big cat interaction. As committed Forteans, we believe that until we understand the nature of these interactions, we have no hope of understanding the truth that we are seeking. 

  • NEWSLINK: Zulu Church Replaces Leopard Pelts with ...
  • NEWSLINK: Big Cat Rescuers rescued 3 starving and ...
  • NEWSLINK: Watch This Rescued Leopard Get Totally H...
  • NEWSLINK: Leopard prowls in Chennai's backyard; se...
  • NEWSLINK: Fascinated by the big cat
  • NEWSLINK: Big Cat Rescue saves three tigers from N...
  • FEATURE: The Almost Big Cats

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    The Gonzo Daily - Tuesday
    And the rains came down. Saskia arrived late, most disgruntled because she had to stand out in the rain waiting for the bus which had been delayed for some unknown reason. To add insult to injury, when the bus did eventually arrive, the driver made the waiting passengers stay out in the rain some more whilst he went into the public lood opposite to (presumably) answer a call of nature. I say presumably because, theoretically there are all sorts of things he could have been doing, like having a crafty fag! So in the end, Sas was twenty minutes late and bristling with cold anger. Teenagers are scary anyway, but hell truly hath no fury like a 17 year old girl who feels that she has been rained upon unnecessarily!

    The latest issue of Gonzo Weekly is here to read at www.gonzoweekly.com. It has the lovely Pam Windo on the front cover and features an interview with her by yours truly. We also have news of Galahad's new bass player (who is actually their old bass player), Corky Laing gets an award, and a lot of people panic about Yes' lead singer's throat.  There are also new shows from the peculiar multiverse of Sub Reality Sandwich, from Friday Night Progressive, and from the multi-talented Neil Nixon at Strange Fruit and a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and high heeled shoes (OK, no specialist footwear, but I got carried away with things that rhymed with OOOOS) than you can shake a stick at. And the best part is IT's ABSOLUTELY FREE!!!
    Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
    All issues from #70 can be downloaded at www.gonzoweekly.com if you prefer. If you have problems downloading, just email me and I will add you to the Gonzo Weekly dropbox. The first 69 issues are archived there as well. Information is power chaps, we have to share it!
    To make sure that you don't miss your copy of future issues make an old hippy a happy chappy and subscribe
    *  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 an orange kitten named after a song by Frank Zappa 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 kitten?

    ANDREW MAY: Words from the Wild Frontier

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

    From CFZ-USA:

    THOSE WE HAVE LOST: Rik Mayall (1958-2014)


    clubs led to stage led to TV series led to
    cartoons and puppet shows
    One of the gifted writers of this seminal time
    was Rik Mayall
    His character of THE POET  was a seed for a future caricature 
    as part of THE YOUNG ONES
    whose demographics matched four generations of young Britons
    This was the age of Thatcher /Spitting Image and absurd violent surreality
    Falklands War and patriotic jingoism against squats and Beanfield Battles@Stonehenge
    We watched all this long distance via
    VHS and BBC repeats
    Then BOTTOM ,
    and his sendup of a Tory Lord  -
    Voltaire would be proud!
    It is 1984.The first Young Ones 1981.
    Ben Elton holds the original pilot script
    We hold Rik Mayall in esteem—for taking us to truth via wit.
    Never forget his parting comments-
    "Well-surely you do not expect a COMEDIAN to solve your problems?"
    And we did.
                                         Thom the World Poet

    ‘There were times when Rik and I were writing together when we almost died laughing. They were some of the most carefree stupid days I ever had, and I feel privileged to have shared them with him. And now he’s died for real. Without me. Selfish bastard.’
                                       Adrian Edmondson

    OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today