A blog for the United States branch of the global Centre for Fortean Zoology
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.
Sunday, 12 April 2015
If vacationing in the Democratic Republic of Congo, you might chance to see this large cryptid. It is supposed to be almost the size of an hippopotamus, to have a horselike tail and ivory tusks. It is not unlike an elephant, but the head is more egg-shaped and the necks are about twice the length of an elephant's. The Baluba claim they used to hunt this animal. The suggestion has been made that it could be a surviving Dinotherium, in which case its tusks would point downwards rather than upwards.