“Oriental yeti”– April Fools?

by Greg Mayer The Telegraph and the Times have stories up about the creature below from China, which they’ve dubbed the “oriental yeti”. The Times headline writer notes that it “looks like a bear without fur”. The story is so absurd, I first thought it an April Fools joke, but the datelines are April 5 […]

Cryptozoology

by Greg Mayer The spotted lion is a favorite topic within cryptozoology. Bernard Heuvelmans, the late Belgian zoologist known as the “father of cryptozoology”, defined cryptozoology as The scientific study of hidden animals, i.e., of still unknown animal forms about which only testimonial and circumstantial evidence is available, or material evidence considered insufficient by some! […]