Archive for the “Classic Animals of Discovery”
Posted by: Karl Shuker on December 28th, 2014
Dr Georg Wilhelm Steller was a German physician and naturalist participating during the early 1740s in the last of Danish explorer Vitus Bering’s Russian expeditions to the Arctic waters (now called the Bering Sea) separating Siberia’s Kamchatka Peninsula from Alaska. During this expedition, Steller documented many new species of animal, including four very contentious forms that continue to arouse cryptozoological curiosity even today.
Read: Steller’s Secret Fauna – Gargantuan Sea-Cows, Inaccessible Sea-Ravens, and Bewhiskered Sea-Monkeys »
Posted by: Karl Shuker on December 9th, 2014
…the publication of The Menagerie of Marvels, whose subtitle, A Third Compendium of Extraordinary Animals, reveals that it is volume #3 in my series dealing with extraordinary animals from both cryptozoology and mainstream zoology.
Read: My Menagerie of Marvels is Here! »
Posted by: Karl Shuker on December 5th, 2013
Do undiscovered mini-man-beasts inhabit the tiny Indonesian island of Flores? Is a king cheetah depicted in an Indian painting from the Mughal Empire? How can the diversity of lake monsters in Spain be explained? What is the identity of a controversial African ape called the koolookamba?
Read: Volume 2 of the Journal of Cryptozoology is Here! »
Posted by: Karl Shuker on November 22nd, 2013
He was claimed to be the most photographed animal of all time (even appearing on the front cover of dance music duo Basement Jaxx’s album Rooty), and he was indisputably one of the animal kingdom’s greatest, most readily recognisable icons. He died 10 years ago this week. So here is my tribute to Little Snowflake […]
Read: Farewell, Little Snowflake – Ten Years On, My Tribute To The World’s Only White Gorilla »
Posted by: Karl Shuker on July 4th, 2013
It is widely known that many remarkable species of animal have become extinct or at least highly endangered in modern times. However, it is far less well known that during this same time period, a startling number of equally spectacular species have been newly discovered (having been previously unknown to science) or rediscovered (after having […]
Read: My Top Ten New and Rediscovered Animals of Modern Times »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on March 11th, 2013
Back in January, we reported on the first video footage of the giant squid being captured here on Cryptomundo.
The special program Monster Squid: The Giant is Real which features the full video will be airing on the Science Channel…
Read: Monster Squid: The Giant is Real »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on March 7th, 2013
People were fantasizing about reviving extinct forms of life long before Hollywood embedded the idea into our collective consciousness with Jurassic Park. Can we really do it? And if we can, why should we?
Read: Resurrecting the Thylacine? »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on February 15th, 2013
Only on Cryptomundo!
Read: Some Coelacanth Humor »
Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 31st, 2012
The Complete Bibliography. Wikipedia does not have the full list. Here’s my attempt.
Read: Cryptozoologist, Fortean, Social Scientist, Museum Director Loren Coleman: A Complete Book List »
Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 28th, 2012
Posted by: Loren Coleman on October 30th, 2012
Available on Nat Geo Wild overnight at 2 AM Eastern
Read: Dinofish Overnight »
Posted by: Loren Coleman on September 15th, 2012
This is only the second new species of African monkey discovered in the last 28 years.
Read: New African Monkey Discovered »
Posted by: Loren Coleman on May 21st, 2012
#Discovery #NewSpecies #Saola #Vietnam
The find of this beautiful animal is celebrated.
Read: Saola: 20 Years Later »
Posted by: Loren Coleman on April 25th, 2012
This year, 2012, is the 100th anniversary of the discovery of this lizard.
Read: Florida’s First Komodo Dragon Dies »
Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 27th, 2012
The #midcentury had a few good second-tier #cryptozoology #authors.
Read: When Cryptozoology Had Soule »