Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 25th, 2012
Dr. Anna Nekaris is presenting a new show about her work on cryptic species, “Jungle Gremlins of Java,” premiering in the UK on BBC2: Natural World, on January 25, 2012, at 8 pm. It will be broadcast later this year in the US on Animal Planet.
Dr. Anna Nekaris was one of the panelists on the Definitive Guide to Bigfoot.
Dr. Anna Nekaris travels to the jungles of Java to solve the riddle of its toxic bite of the slow loris, but a shocking discovery awaits. The toxin produced by slow lorises appears to contain substances that can cause flesh necrosis in humans. These substances are found in bugs such as millepedes which form part of a loris’ diet in the wild. (Graphic bloody thumb video here.)
Dr. Elizabeth Rowena Pimley, right, during a field trip in Sri Lanka, with Dr. Anna Nekaris, left.
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading. 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.