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Farewell, Little Snowflake – Ten Years On, My Tribute To The World’s Only White Gorilla

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 […]

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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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A Hitherto-Unseen Photo of Ranger, Scotland’s (Nearly) Black Lion

Posted by: Karl Shuker on May 23rd, 2013

With almost 900,000 hits since I uploaded it on 12 June 2012, by far the most popular of all of my 300+ ShukerNature posts is my exposure of three online black lion photographs as computer-modified fakes (click here). In that same post, I also included some information concerning various alleged sightings in the wild of […]

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Cryptozoologist, Fortean, Social Scientist, Museum Director Loren Coleman: A Complete Book List

Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 31st, 2012

#Books @CryptoLoren

The Complete Bibliography. Wikipedia does not have the full list. Here’s my attempt.

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Update: Painted Hunting Dog Pack Killed Two-Year-Old, Not Fall; Identity Released

Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 6th, 2012

In German, it is still called the Hyänenhund.

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Animals Do Escape: German Tiger Did, Killed Zookeeper, and Got Killed

Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 26th, 2012


#EscapedAnimal
#NotCryptid

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Attack of the Giant Otter

Posted by: Loren Coleman on June 10th, 2012


#AnimalAttacks #Cryptozoology
The human came out the worse in this encounter, at a zoo named after a figure important in the history of cryptozoology.

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Florida’s First Komodo Dragon Dies

Posted by: Loren Coleman on April 25th, 2012

This year, 2012, is the 100th anniversary of the discovery of this lizard.

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Nation’s Top Zookeeper Dies

Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 25th, 2011

Bob Wagner has died. Image.

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Serpentarium’s Hasst, 100, Has Died

Posted by: Loren Coleman on June 18th, 2011


Does injecting snake venom make you live longer? Images.

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Egyptian Cobra Escapes From Bronx Zoo

Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 27th, 2011


Most ancient sources say that Cleopatra and her two attendants died by suicide by being bitten by one of these snakes.

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Anthology Articles

Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 14th, 2010


In response to a reader, here is a list of contributions. Cover images.

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World’s Longest Captive Snake Dies

Posted by: Loren Coleman on October 27th, 2010

Fluffy was a a gigantic reticulated python. Images.

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Sighting of Brown & White Panda

Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 20th, 2010

Here is the way this story is being reported today in the Indian media. With some historical context. Images.

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Cryptid Pygmy Hippo Shot in Oz

Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 17th, 2009

Strange animal sightings have been commonplace in the area where this unexpected animal was killed. Are the explanations as to its origin correct? Images.

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