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Ancient History of Cryptozoology

Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 30th, 2008

Here is a good reflective look at cryptozoology in the Medieval World. Downloadable article.

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Giant Panda Attacks Man

Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 22nd, 2008

An update on humans acting foolishly around wild animals.

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Monster Hoaxes & Stock Market Crashes

Posted by: Loren Coleman on September 29th, 2008

Are a couple classic moments in cryptozoology, a few cryptid conspiracies and some creature fakery the strange precursors to a US Stock Market crash? Images.

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Who Discovered The Bonobo?

Posted by: Loren Coleman on September 29th, 2008

The story of the discovery of the most recent revealing of a great ape is a classic tale of finding “treasure in the basement,” of political intrigue, and of unanswered questions. Many classic and current images.

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Blobokapi

Posted by: Loren Coleman on September 17th, 2008

These remarkable photographs of this elusive rainforest mammal tell us that sometimes trailcams do work. Many images.

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Oldest Gorilla, 55, In Captivity Dies

Posted by: Loren Coleman on September 5th, 2008

Jenny, a Western lowland gorilla, was born in the wild and was acquired by the zoo in 1957.

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New Species Quiz: Name Your Favorite

Posted by: Loren Coleman on September 2nd, 2008

Ben Radford says no new “large animals” have been discovered in the last 100 years. How many can you name?

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Remembering Willy Ley

Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 29th, 2008

One of the major chroniclers of early cryptozoology deserves a moment of historic reflection. Image.

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Georgia Gorilla: Bigfoot Body’s First Photo!

Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 12th, 2008

In a news conference on Friday, August 15th, to be held in California, the DNA results of a probable new species of primate, call it “Bigfoot,” “Georgia Bigfoot,” or “Georgia Gorilla,” if you wish, will be announced. You have read the press release already. Also a photograph of the body was to be released, but […]

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Great Moments: Mt. Gorilla Discovered

Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 11th, 2008

The mountain gorilla (above) was first “discovered” on October 17, 1902, on the slopes of the volcanic Virunga mountains by German explorer Captain Robert von Beringe and his companions. The mountain gorilla was named Gorilla gorilla beringei in his honor. The first mountain gorilla. For the almost two centuries before the discovery, natives in eastern […]

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Kids & Cryptozoology: Alberta Style

Posted by: Loren Coleman on July 31st, 2008

I enjoy leading workshops with children, of course, because future cryptozoologists are out there. Recently, in Alberta, some kids got to attend a “dragons day camp.” While there, I spoke to them about cryptozoology on a Monday. Here I am, looking as if a wood bison is about ready to charge me. What’s so incredible […]

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Secrets of Room N008

Posted by: Loren Coleman on July 30th, 2008

You remember the scene from the end of the first Indiana Jones movie? Recall the endless rows of boxes in storage in that secret warehouse? Of course, the reality is that most large museums around the world actually do have such storage areas. The “outfront” exhibits at most museums are impressive. But, for example, I […]

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Newly Discovered Kipunji Extinct Soon?

Posted by: Loren Coleman on July 29th, 2008

Found only three years ago in its tiny forest home in Tanzania, a monkey species may soon be extinct. The kipunji (Rungwecebus kipunji and also known as the Highland Mangabey) was discovered in 2005 in the Southern Highlands and Udzungwa Mountains in Tanzania. In 2006, genetic analyses revealed the species represented an entire new genus […]

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Atlas Bear Claims

Posted by: Loren Coleman on July 24th, 2008

The extinct Atlas bear (Ursus crowtheri), above, continues to live on in dispute, even here on the pages of Cryptomundo. Today, round two in the battle between a German commentator and a French respondent. Michel Raynal is one of the foremost cryptozoologists in Europe, the webmaster of Virtual Institute of Cryptozoology, the first French site […]

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The Reality of Post-Heuvelmans Discoveries

Posted by: Loren Coleman on July 20th, 2008

Today and tomorrow I address public and staff attendees at three talks I am giving at the Royal Alberta Museum. I will be discussing the tenets of cryptozoology, and sharing historical information. In recent talks I have delivered at Bates College’s Symposium on Cryptozoology and at the American Museum of Natural History, a frequent question […]

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