A shout out to the Bigfoot hunters and other researchers who dedicate their lives to finding cryptids.
Somewhat excluded from the realm of mainstream science, cryptozoology involves the search for new unidentified and extinct species of animals based on reports and stories from around the world. From the Loch Ness Monster to the Loveland Frog, the number of cases of strange encounters with unknown creatures are as numerous as they are bizarre.
Everyone knows about fabled creatures like Nessie and Bigfoot, but cryptobiologists actually chase a far larger menagerie of exotic beasts which they collectively term "cryptids". Some, like the Tasmanian tiger, clearly once existed. Others, such as giant vampire bats, conceivably might exist, having somehow escaped the attentions of conventional scientists.
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