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

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Dja Faunal Reserve Mokole-Mbembe
Ennedi Massif Tiger of Ennedi
Lake District Windermere Lake : Bownessie
Nahanni National Park "The area is also known for its cryptids, as it is a hotspot for Bigfoot activity and is believed by some to hold a remnant population of a type of bear-like carnivore called the bear dog, or Amphicyonidae, which was thought to have gone extinct in the Pleistocene epoch."
Sagarmatha National Park Yeti
Sangha Trinational Mokole-Mbembe
Tajik National Park Wildman of the Pamir Moutains
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
Yellowstone Sasquatch


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