Deinotherium Joins Museum

Posted by: Loren Coleman on September 22nd, 2009

A replica of the extremely rare Bullyland Deinotherium has joined the International Cryptozoology Museum.

During the search, which sometimes took on an almost metaphoric quest equal to the search for a cryptid, I certainly appreciated images shared by individuals such as boki and radman.

Bullyland’s Deinotherium. Radman photo, with permission.

I’d also like to thank William Kofke of Pennsylvania for working out the logistics with me for a fair trade for his Deinotherium, involving certain considerations including, among other things, three unique dinosaur replicas he wanted and an autographed copy of my Tom Slick book.

I shall now officially resign from the Deinotherium-less support group.

One goal achieved and now its onward to search for other rare replicas of extinct mammals representing ethnoknown cryptids for the museum.

Philippe Coudray drawing of a cryptid elephant reported in the shallow waters of Zaire.

The museum now gains a worthy item to share with the public representing allegedly reported cryptids presently being seen in Africa, and a species definitely known in the past.

Philippe Coudray drawing of the Deinotherium-like African cryptid.

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Loren Coleman
International Cryptozoology Museum
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Portland, ME 04112

Thank you, and come visit the museum at 661 Congress Street, Portland, Maine 04101, beginning November 1, 2009!!

Loren Coleman About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.

4 Responses to “Deinotherium Joins Museum”

  1. on the track responds:

    why are Bullyland figures hard to come by? Don’t they have a website that i could order from?

  2. Loren Coleman responds:

    The question from “on the track” is reasonable for people who aren’t extinct species replica collectors.

    Safari Ltd (USA & France), Schleich (Germany), and Papo (France) toys and replicas of dinosaurs, extinct mammals, and modern species have developed a major presence in North America. But obtaining any Bullyland (Germany) figurines and replicas in North America continues to be difficult.

    Furthermore, the specific replica being discussed, Deinotherium is “retired,” meaning it is not being made any longer and is thus highly sought-after. It is a solidly created replica, nine inches long by over five inches in height. Most people who have one hang on to it. While I’d like to design a diorama with a herd of them, I feel lucky to finally be able to “capture” one for the museum to share with the public.

  3. on the track responds:

    It’s a shame they’re so hard to get over here, they make great replicas. Thanks for the heads up, Loren!

  4. Arctodus responds:

    Here is an interesting link.

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