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CFZ-Thylacine Update

Posted by: Nick Redfern on November 12th, 2013

“The terrain is very wild and the human population near non-existent. I am in no doubt of the thylacine’s continued survival…”

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CFZ Thylacine Expedition

Posted by: Nick Redfern on November 5th, 2013

“If the Center for Fortean Zoology’s expedition does indeed uncover evidence that the thylacine really is still with us (albeit with us in an incredibly stealthy fashion!), it would be amazing news…”

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Seeking the Thylacine

Posted by: Nick Redfern on November 2nd, 2013

“An international team of naturalists from the Centre for Fortean Zoology has arrived in Tasmania for the first in a series of well-resourced and professional expeditions into Tasmania’s wilderness to hunt for evidence of the Tasmanian tiger…”

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I Thought I Saw A Terror Saur! Do Prehistoric Flying Reptiles Still Exist?

Posted by: Karl Shuker on October 7th, 2013

Pterosaur, red engraving

Could these cryptozoological creatures possibly be surviving pterosaurs? Read their histories here, and judge for yourself.

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Shadows in the Scrub

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on September 8th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_69884" align="alignnone" width="300"]The last Tasmanian Tigers in captivity. The last Tasmanian Tigers in captivity.[/caption]

When the English arrived in Tasmania in the early nineteenth century, stories justifying their anxiety about this new country flourished. This was not only an unfamiliar landscape but there was a carnivore lurking in the scrub.

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Woolly Mammoth Filmed in 1943?

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on September 6th, 2013

Is this real footage of a Woolly Mammoth filmed in Siberia in 1943?

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In Search of the Elusive Scarlet Viper

Posted by: Karl Shuker on September 2nd, 2013

The common European adder or viper Vipera berus occasionally produces albinistic and melanistic individuals, due to the expression of certain mutant gene alleles. Of course, these are not separate species, merely genetically-induced morphs of the common adder. As recently as the mid-1800s, however, many natural history tomes were still soberly stating that Britain was also […]

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Tassie Tiger Hunt

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on August 23rd, 2013


Every six weeks, Michael Moss trudges into the muddy and mosquito-plagued terrain to a secret site where he hopes hidden cameras will finally give him the proof he needs – that the Tasmanian tiger is alive, well and living right here in Victoria.

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Brevet’s Black Malayan Tapir – A Forgotten Asian Mystery Beast Resurrected

Posted by: Karl Shuker on August 12th, 2013

Largest of today’s living tapir species, and the only one that is native to the Old World, the Malayan tapir Tapirus indicus is further distinguished by its striking ‘saddle’ of white, encompassing much of its torso and haunches. In total contrast, its four New World relatives are all uniformly dark. Naturally, therefore, zoologists were nonplussed when one of the adult Malayan tapirs sent to Rotterdam Zoo in spring 1924 from Sumatra proved to be entirely black, with no saddle.

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Tasmanian Dinos

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on August 5th, 2013

See over 40 life-size dinosaurs in our amazing Jurassic Swamp! Join a guided tour and get up close to the mighty T-Rex!

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Stymphalian Birds, Forest Ravens, and Hermit Ibises – Dreams of a Feathered Geronticus

Posted by: Karl Shuker on August 4th, 2013

Gesner's forest raven

The famous Greek legend featuring Heracles and the dreaded Stymphalian birds. A non-existent forest raven native to the lofty peaks of the Swiss Alps. The epic biblical story of Noah and the Great Flood. What conceivable connection could exist between such ostensibly disparate subjects as these?

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Evidence of Megalodon?

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on August 3rd, 2013

Photographic evidence that the monster shark escaped extinction and is still alive today?

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Megalodon: The Monster Shark Lives

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on August 3rd, 2013

Tomorrow night on the Discovery Channel, Shark Week kicks off with Megalodon!

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Killer-Beasts of the Congo

Posted by: Nick Redfern on July 10th, 2013

“The Congo River Basin is one of the most curious and dark regions of the modern world. While modern man often holds fast to the rather contentious view that we know all the flora and fauna this world has provided, there are strange legends that emanate from this region which may beg to differ…”

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Remembering the Huia – Mysteries of New Zealand’s Extinct(?) Bird With Two Beaks

Posted by: Karl Shuker on June 29th, 2013

One of New Zealand’s most iconic species of bird was the huia, famed for the male and female possessing beaks of dramatically different shapes. It officially became extinct in 1907 – but did it? “The huia’s morphology is unique. No other bird in New Zealand, whether native or introduced, can be readily confused with it […]

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