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.

Friday, 4 April 2014


Ratcliffe Chupacabra

The Ratcliffe chupacabra, recently captured in Texas, looks like one of those blue dogs to which the name chupacabra is misapplied.  The original chupacabra was a smallish spiny creature reported from Puerto Rico.  Jonathan Downes opined it resulted from sightings of two known animals, the mongoose and the porcupine.  Whatever it was, it wasn't the same as these Blue Dogs, whatever they are.

The picture above, taken from Wikipedia, is based on original descriptions of the Puerto Rico chupacabra.

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