At the beginning of the 21st Century monsters still roam the remote, and sometimes not so remote, corners of our planet. It is our job to search for them. The Centre for Fortean Zoology [CFZ] is - we believe - the largest professional, scientific and full-time organisation in the world dedicated to cryptozoology - the study of unknown animals. Since 1992 the CFZ has carried out an unparalleled programme of research and investigation all over the world. Since 2009 we have been running the increasingly popular CFZ Blog Network, and although there has been an American branch of the CFZ for over ten years now, it is only now that it has a dedicated blog.

Thursday, 27 February 2014

MOOSE HYBRIDS

The moose, often called in Europe an elk (as distinct from the American elk or wapiti) has, in the past, been popularly supposed to hybridize with other creatures.  A hybrid between a moose and a cow would generally be regarded as impossible by zoologists, yet a creature was born in 1939 which was suspected of being such.  The balance of probability is it was just a rather unusual looking cow. I have, unfortunately, no further details of this case.

Nor is it at all likely that a moose could cross with a horse, yet in QuĂ©bec in 2006, a strange creature was born to a mare.  The head and legs were reminiscent of a moose and the only male horses on the farm were geldings.  It is not unknown for horses and moose to mate, but according to received wisdom, they should not produce offspring.  The young animal was named Bambi.


Moose on the loose

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