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 28 November 2014


The Illustrated London News in 1892 carried a story about a carnivorous vine in Nicaragua.  It seized the dog belonging to a naturalist named Dunstan, but happily the latter freed the intended victim from its grasp.  There are, of course, known carnivorous plants which will devour insects.  This, however, is a far cry from those which eat dogs.

Carnivorous Plant
The first person to produce a study of such plants was Charles Darwin whose work Insectivorous Plants appeared in the 19th Century.

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