Archive for the “Classic Animals of Discovery”
Posted by: Loren Coleman on September 29th, 2008
The story of the discovery of the most recent revealing of a great ape is a classic tale of finding “treasure in the basement,” of political intrigue, and of unanswered questions. Many classic and current images.
Read: Who Discovered The Bonobo? »
Posted by: Loren Coleman on September 17th, 2008
These remarkable photographs of this elusive rainforest mammal tell us that sometimes trailcams do work. Many images.
Read: Blobokapi »
Posted by: Loren Coleman on September 5th, 2008
Jenny, a Western lowland gorilla, was born in the wild and was acquired by the zoo in 1957.
Read: Oldest Gorilla, 55, In Captivity Dies »
Posted by: Loren Coleman on September 2nd, 2008
Ben Radford says no new “large animals” have been discovered in the last 100 years. How many can you name?
Read: New Species Quiz: Name Your Favorite »
Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 29th, 2008
One of the major chroniclers of early cryptozoology deserves a moment of historic reflection. Image.
Read: Remembering Willy Ley »
Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 12th, 2008
In a news conference on Friday, August 15th, to be held in California, the DNA results of a probable new species of primate, call it “Bigfoot,” “Georgia Bigfoot,” or “Georgia Gorilla,” if you wish, will be announced. You have read the press release already. Also a photograph of the body was to be released, but [...]
Read: Georgia Gorilla: Bigfoot Body’s First Photo! »
Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 11th, 2008
The mountain gorilla (above) was first “discovered” on October 17, 1902, on the slopes of the volcanic Virunga mountains by German explorer Captain Robert von Beringe and his companions. The mountain gorilla was named Gorilla gorilla beringei in his honor. The first mountain gorilla. For the almost two centuries before the discovery, natives in eastern [...]
Read: Great Moments: Mt. Gorilla Discovered »
Posted by: Loren Coleman on July 31st, 2008
I enjoy leading workshops with children, of course, because future cryptozoologists are out there. Recently, in Alberta, some kids got to attend a “dragons day camp.” While there, I spoke to them about cryptozoology on a Monday. Here I am, looking as if a wood bison is about ready to charge me. What’s so incredible [...]
Read: Kids & Cryptozoology: Alberta Style »
Posted by: Loren Coleman on July 30th, 2008
You remember the scene from the end of the first Indiana Jones movie? Recall the endless rows of boxes in storage in that secret warehouse? Of course, the reality is that most large museums around the world actually do have such storage areas. The “outfront” exhibits at most museums are impressive. But, for example, I [...]
Read: Secrets of Room N008 »
Posted by: Loren Coleman on July 29th, 2008
Found only three years ago in its tiny forest home in Tanzania, a monkey species may soon be extinct. The kipunji (Rungwecebus kipunji and also known as the Highland Mangabey) was discovered in 2005 in the Southern Highlands and Udzungwa Mountains in Tanzania. In 2006, genetic analyses revealed the species represented an entire new genus [...]
Read: Newly Discovered Kipunji Extinct Soon? »
Posted by: Loren Coleman on July 24th, 2008
The extinct Atlas bear (Ursus crowtheri), above, continues to live on in dispute, even here on the pages of Cryptomundo. Today, round two in the battle between a German commentator and a French respondent. Michel Raynal is one of the foremost cryptozoologists in Europe, the webmaster of Virtual Institute of Cryptozoology, the first French site [...]
Read: Atlas Bear Claims »
Posted by: Loren Coleman on July 20th, 2008
Today and tomorrow I address public and staff attendees at three talks I am giving at the Royal Alberta Museum. I will be discussing the tenets of cryptozoology, and sharing historical information. In recent talks I have delivered at Bates College’s Symposium on Cryptozoology and at the American Museum of Natural History, a frequent question [...]
Read: The Reality of Post-Heuvelmans Discoveries »
Posted by: Loren Coleman on July 11th, 2008
Could a bunch of large, hairy, near-human ape-men, or hirsute giants, be living unfound in America? A parallel story from just fifty years ago, suggests that this is a very real possibility. The largest land animal in Canada, the wood bison [shown above], had been disappearing from all over North America for centuries when the [...]
Read: The Wood Bison Discovery Story »
Posted by: Loren Coleman on June 28th, 2008
Only the fourth specimen of a giant squid, genus Architeuthis, to be found off the coast of California, near Santa Cruz, was discovered on Thursday, June 26, 2008.
Read: Giant Squid Found Off California »
Posted by: Loren Coleman on June 14th, 2008
The following is the uncropped version of the photograph, via the BBC: A lost bird returns. The Caatinga Woodpecker (Celeus obrieni) had not been seen since its discovery in 1926 when Advaldo do Prado came across this one in eastern central Brazil. The country has more globally threatened species than any other. (Image: Guilherme R [...]
Read: More on Caatinga Woodpecker »