Friday, June 11, 2010


Cryptozoology is the study of cryptids, or animals that are not classified by science as “real” animals. These animals can include unicorns, the Loch Ness monster, yeti, dragons, and of course, Big Foot. Scientists haven’t found evidence to support these creatures’ existence, and it is highly unlikely that they ever will. Cryptozoology involves the study or search for evidence of these animals.

Cryptozoology is a type of biology. Cryptozoologists are eager to find new or sub species of animals. There has been some success in the cryptozoology study. Creatures like dinosaurs, the okapi, gorillas, and coelacanth have all been discovered thanks to crytpozoology. Some cryptozoologyists have noted that they will not waste their time with mythological or paranormal animals, but there are small branches that do investigate these cases.

It is easy to see why this group of scientists could be criticized. Some of the animals and creatures investigated are thought to merely be of the imagination, and with a lack of evidence, it’s becoming clearer that all these creatures could be nothing but figments. I believe there are a lot of animals and creatures out there that we haven’t discovered yet (particularly in the oceans, for the vastness and depths leave a lot to be curious about.



  1. I never knew there was a branch of science actually dedicated to animals that aren't real. It's also interesting to see that many animals have been discovered through these studies. Another example of one of these animals is the Jersey Devil - maybe these cryptozoologists will confirm its existence too someday.

  2. I didn't know this branch of biology existed either, but I would agree with the statement that animals specifically in the oceans haven't been discovered yet.

  3. That's really neat, I want to do that!