An Introduction to Bizarre Zoology

Logo of the Bizarre Zoology blog, illustrated by Essex artist Thomas Finley
Logo of the Bizarre Zoology blog, illustrated by Essex artist Thomas Finley

All too often, I encounter people who somehow regard the animal kingdom as being static, boring, and irrelevant to ‘the human world’. In reality, Zoology has shown it to be a plethora of diverse and truly bizarre species, evolutionary histories, anatomies, and behaviors. Reflecting a lifelong interest in such matters, I set out to start a blog through which I could share my musings on noteworthy findings and speculations relating to the fields of Zoology, Cryptozoology, Paleontology, and Paleoanthropology. Since August of 2012, I have been writing at a blog titled Bizarre Zoology (see former location here) with over eighty articles published. This site exceeded 300,000 views at its most recent publication and was home to 1,031 comments. Despite this considerable success, I have since moved its location to WordPress, an act which may lead one to wonder why I have started anew. The answer largely lies with issues arising from the Blogger platform, such as the small text size and inability to upload images. The features which a WordPress domain has to offer are also better-suited for my blog. Through media attachment capabilities such as the inclusion of PowerPoint and PDF files, I will be able to vary the content I produce and perhaps include some of the related work I have done during the schooling which has otherwise prevented my ability to produce articles. I may run into some unexpected drawbacks or even revert back to the Blogger domain entirely, but I am currently hopeful about the future of this blog’s relocation. As you will see in forthcoming articles, my style of writing has changed somewhat in contrast to what can be found on my older site. The overall tone and structure has improved, which I owe to the spectacular education I have received from my highschool’s English department. Also, the organization of my articles has changed so as to better relay my thoughts in writing, as I am now using titles to better distinguish and space out my points.

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Various photographs taken by the author, with each representing one of the blog’s focal points of Zoology, Cryptozoology, Paleontology, and Paleoanthropology, respectively.

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Have A Merry Christmas and A Zoological New Year

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The annual Bizarre Zoology Christmas card; “On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: five Heuvelmansian sea serpents a-swimming…” The illustration is by Cameron McCormick, with the festive additions by yours truly.

Why not kick off the new face of the Bizarre Zoology blog with some Christmas cheer? For those of you who may be very confused, check out the former version of Bizarre Zoology located at Blogger and keep watching this space for future, more intelligent posts. Regardless, this annual Christmas card should give you some sort of an idea as to what this blog will be about and all will be explained in the near future. Until then, have a blessed Christmas and a wonderfully zoological New Year.