Aiming to inform the general public about the captivating side of our Earth's fauna through an exploration of bizarre facts and hypotheses relating to the fields of Zoology, Cryptozoology, Paleontology, and Paleoanthropology

Friday, January 16, 2015

My Appearance on The Fortean Slip Podcast: Sea Monsters, The Loch Ness Monster, and Cryptozoology

Tim Morris' spectacular poster-style illustration depicting various hypothetical 'sea serpent' forms inferred from reports. It is always a pleasure to discuss the potential for real zoological inquiry behind such fantastical concepts as these on podcasts and radio shows. (Source)
On January 2, I spoke with Fortean enthusiasts Christopher York and Steve Alcorn on their podcast The Fortean Slip. The main focus of this show was to discuss such matters as purported 'sea serpents', alleged mystery animals of Loch Ness, and the field of Cryptozoology as a whole. However, we also delved into fascinating topics like animal cognition and the currently poor state of mystery primate research. I can guarantee that I will be appearing on future shows with these astute yet humorous gentlemen, but for now please enjoy my latest appearance.  

Thursday, January 1, 2015

A New Year and New Zoological Musings

The Etendeka round-eared sengi, a new species of elephant shrew which posed a surprise to mammalogists in 2014. (Source)
With the occurrence of this New Year's Day, yet another year of my writing on this blog has transpired. I hope to deliver fresh material throughout this coming year, with an increased focus on non-cryptozoological topics. I feel that time constraints and my own personal favoritism for the study of unverified animal species have caused me to neglect other zoological matters and even miss opportunities to write on recent discoveries. Also, I have since come to a significant turning point of sorts in regard to my views on this controversial field and its more popular mystery animal elements.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Have Yourself A Bizarrely Zoological Christmas

You know it's nearly Christmas when the reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) come out! A male individual whose antlers have dropped, photographed by yours truly. Reindeer are pretty bizarre in their own respect considering they're the only deer species to be widely domesticated, they exhibit antlers in both male and female individuals as a probable result of their non-territorial nature, and they have been observed consuming hallucinogenic mushrooms (Amanita muscaria).
I would like to wish a Merry Christmas to all who have graciously read this blog! Thank you for following me throughout my zoological ventures and musings, as I honestly never expected to come this far with my rather infrequent writing. May God bless you and your kin on this holiday.
The photoshopped mess err "official" Bizarre Zoology Christmas card is below...
An antlered (sorta) flying team consisting of a Nyctosaurus, Estemmenosuchus, and the Yachats 'sea serpent' lead a holiday sleigh piloted by the jolly Isle of Man 'sea serpent'. (Image sources: Nyctosaurus, Estemmenosuchus, Yachats 'sea serpent', sleigh, Isle of Man 'sea serpent', Santa hat)