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Cryptozoology (from Greek κρυπτός, kryptos, "hidden" + zoology; literally, "study of hidden animals") is a pseudoscience involving the search for animals whose existence has not been proven. This includes looking for living examples of animals that are considered extinct, such as dinosaurs; animals whose existence lacks physical evidence but which appear in myths, legends, or are reported, such as Bigfoot and Chupacabra; and wild animals dramatically outside their normal geographic ranges, such as phantom cats (also known as Alien Big Cats).


Okapi

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The Okapi (Okapia johnstoni; pronounced /oʊˈkɑːpɪ/) is a giraffid artiodactyl mammal native to the Ituri Rainforest, located in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in central Africa. Although the okapi bears striped markings reminiscent of the zebra, it is most closely related to the giraffe. Unknown to Europeans until 1901, today there are approximately 10,000–20,000 in the wild and only 40 different worldwide institutions display them.


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The Bloop is the name given to an ultra-low frequency and extremely powerful underwater sound detected by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) several times during 1997. The source of the sound remains unknown.

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  • That the Montauk Monster was an unidentified creature that allegedly washed ashore, dead, on a beach near the business district of Montauk, New York, in July 2008?
  • That at several sites hide and dung from Mylodon have been discovered, and are in such a state of conservation that the people who first discovered them believed they belonged to a living animal instead of an extinct species?
  • That the Onza is a species of wild cat considered to be a legend and one of the numerous creatures studied by cryptozoology?
  • That the Ozark Howler, also known as the Ozark Black Howler, is a legendary creature resembling a panther that is purported to live in remote areas in Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas?


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