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.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

BAI-XIONG - FORMER CRYPTID

People sometimes ask if any mystery animals, formerly not believed in by scientists, have ever been discovered.  A number have.  One of these is the Bai-Xiong.

This is a white bear.  It is not a polar bear.  What its exact status is in the bear family has yet to be determined.  But it definitely exists.  Four specimens have actually been captured and kept in Chinese zoos.

This variety of bear lives in the Shennongjia mountains in the province of Hubei, China.  Before the 1960s, its existence was not credited by scientists.  It may constitute a new species.  Scientists are as yet uncertain.  Next time you're in the Shennongjia area, look out for it.

Footnote: I am sure I don't need to remind readers that bears of whatever species are highly dangerous and should not be approached closely.

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