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.

Saturday 19 March 2016


A mysterious creature resmbling a lizard, reported from the Abersoch area of North Wales.  It is said to be a foot long and to live in burrows.  Cryptozoologist Karl Shuker has suggested that someone might have released some tuataras (Sphenodon) in the area.  You pronounce the word kenaprigwirion.  The variant Genaprugwirion ia also found.

These creatures are native to New Zealand.  They are strange enough looking and distinguished by an extra eye on the tops of their heads.  Despite a lacertine appearance, they are in fact members of a different order, that of Rhynchocephalia.  I remember seeing one in the Dublin Zoo.  A strange beast.


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