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.

Wednesday, 4 November 2015


What was the Bovalpus?  An animal so called was exhibited in circuses in the United States in the 19th Century.  One guesses that with the Bo- prefix it was of the cattle or bovine stamp.  The first one to be shown was called merely a Valpus.  It was exhibited by the John Robinson Circus in 1882.  Circus historian Chang Reynolds (Pioneer Circuses of the West) suggests it was a water buffalo, but its true identity remains a mystery.  The same circus also claimed to exhibited a Taminaur and a Potchan.  No, I don't know what they were either.

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