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, 29 January 2015

NORTHERN WHITE RHINO BECOMING EXTINCT

The Northern White Rhinoceros will shortly become extinct.  There are only five specimens alive, all past breeding age.  However, scientists plan to harvest sperm and eggs from them in the hope that, at some future date, it may be possible to regenerate them.  The remaining population is still in Kenya.

The reason poachers pursue this animal is that it is believed in certain parts of the world that the horn is an aphrodisiac.  It isn't.

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