The study of and search for animals which fall outside of contemporary zoological catalogs. It consists of two primary fields of research:
- The search for living examples of animals taxonomically identified through fossil records, but which are believed to be extinct.
- The search for animals that fall outside of taxonomic records due to a lack of empirical evidence, but for which anecdotal evidence exists in the form of myths, legends, or undocumented sightings
World Heritage Sites connected to Cryptozoology
- Dja Faunal Reserve Mokole-Mbembe
- Sagarmatha National Park Yeti
- Sangha Trinational Mokole-Mbembe
- Tajik National Park Wildman of the Pamir Moutains Link
- Tropical Rainforest Sumatra Orang Pendek (sightings in Kerinci Seblat National Park). "Consensus among witnesses is that the animal is a ground-dwelling, bipedal primate that is covered in short fur and stands between 80 centimetres (31 in) and 150 centimetres (59 in) tall." (Wiki)
- Western Caucasus Almas Link
- Yellowstone Sasquatch
Do you know of another WHS we could connect to Cryptozoology
A connection should:
- Not be "self evident"
- Link at least 3 different sites
- not duplicate or merely subdivide the "Category" assignment already identified on this site.
- add some knowledge or insight (whether significant or trivial!) about WHS for the users of this site
- be explained, with reference to a source