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.

Monday, 22 April 2019

HOW ELEPHANTS THINK OF US

Elephants, we know, are large and noble beasts; but, when an elephant looks at us, what kind of reaction does it provoke?  Recent research has shown that, when an elephant looks at us, itd brain releases a certain hormone.  Now, in humans, the exact same hormone is released when we see a puppy, making us (for the most part) think it's cute cuddly and lovable.  The same thing happens to the average elephant when it sees a human.  It sees us in that light.  Alas, with all the ivory poachers knocking about, not to mention the individuals who call themselves trophy hunters, elephants have learned that, however adorable they may think us, we are better kept at a distance.  Some of them have actually developed a call which means, "Danger! Humans coming!"


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