Cryptids of Central Africa

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Agogwe: A little hairy, man-like creature. Possibly a relict Australopithecus.
Ambize: An aquatic creature known to the Congolese natives. Said to have the body of the fish, the head of an ox, two human like hands and a bizarre, target shaped tail. Reportedly prized among these for its remarkably pork like flavor. As ridiculous as this creature sounds, it could very well be an unknown species of sirenian.
Cameroon "flashlight frog": A frog with a biolumenescent organ on its nose.
Chipekwe: Name means ''water lion''. A large carnivorous reptile with a single horn on it's head. It's favored prey is reportedly hippopotami. Probably an unrecognized monitor lizard, or less likely a spinosaurid dinosaur like Baryonix. May be the same species as Kasai Rex.  
Congolese giant spider: A spider the size of a human pygmy said to live in the swamps of the Congo. This would mean a spider four feet across the legs.
Congolese forest rhinoceros: An unrecognized rhino that has been reported from the Congo. Said to be long-bodied and low to the ground, with two horns of equal length and armour-like pleats of skin on their flanks. Possibly related to the Sumatran rhinoceros.
Dingonek: A bizarre scaly creature with walrus-like tusks and a feline head known from a single traveler's tale. Has been identified with a cave painting of a walrus-like creature. May be the same as the Morou N'gou, but most likely a hoax.
Dodu: An odd primate-like creature known to the indigenous people of Cameroon. Roughly man-sized. It fights with monkeys and gorillas. Smells like dead things. Leaves three toed tracks. It is reported to kill animals, leave their bodies, then come back and eat the maggots. No eyewitness reports exist. Likely no more than a local legend.
Emela-ntouka: A large animal with a single horn on it's head. Name means ''killer of elephants''. Thought to be either a ceratopsian dinosaur or a rhinoceros-like mammal.
Giant Congo snake: A giant, brownish-green snake photographed by a Belgian helicopter pilot in 1959. The photo has been extensively analyzed and the results are always the same; it shows a snake somewhere between forty and fifty feet in length. May be the same as the Pumina.
Guiafairo: A bat-like creature, often lumped in with reports of pterosaurs. Probably an undescribed fruit bat.
Hadjel: An alleged saber-toothed cat living in mountainous regions (Especially Chad). Described as having a reddish coat with white stripes, and a mane like that of a lion. Could be a macharodontine or a different kind of felid that evolved convergently.
Ikimizi:  A leopard or lion-like felid.
Kasai rex: A dinosaur-like reptile. Known from only two sightings. Seemingly unknown to the local people. Most probably a hoax. May be the same species as the Chipekwe.
Kikiyaon: An owl-like animal reported from areas of the Congo. Possibly a new species of owl, or perhaps a giant nighthawk of some kind.
Kongomato: A flying animal with teeth in it's beak, bat-like wings and a long tail. Often dubiously identified as a pterosaur, but is most likely a combination misidentification, and local superstition.
Kooloo-kamba: An unrecognized species of ape. Able to walk upright with ease. Supposedly a third species of chimpanzee.
Mahamba: A large crocodile-like animal.
Makalala: A large flightless predatory bird.
Mbeilu-Mbeilu-Mbeilu: An animal described as having ''planks'' on it's back. Commonly thought to be a relict stegosaurid, but could be any kind of animal.
Mokele-mbembe: A large animal resembling a sauropod dinosaur. Said to kill hippopotami (This may be confusion with the Chipekwe).
Morou N'gou: A panther-like animal with short legs and long canines. Natives have compared it to pictures of walruses. Possibly an undiscovered otter. May be the same as the Dingonek.
Mulilo: A giant slug-like animal reported from the Congo Rain forest and nearby areas in Zaire and Zambia.
Ndendeki: A giant turtle. One of the many alleged creatures that Roy Mackal and Jack Bryan heard about on their 1981 expedition.
Ngoima: One of the many alleged creatures that Roy Mackal and Jack Bryan heard about on their 1981 expedition. Supposedly a large eagle that eats monkeys, similar to the Harpy eagle (Harpia harpyja) of South America.
Ngoloko: A very bizarre Bigfoot-like animal. Has only one thumb and finger on each hand. May be related to the Potto (An African primate with similarly bizarre digits).
Ngoubou: A six-horned, ox-sized, rhinoceros-like animal reported from Cameroon. Supposedly fights elephants for territory. Commonly thought to be a relict Styracosaurus or other ceratopsian, but ceratopsians are unknown from Africa's fossil record.
N'guma-monene: An animal supposedly living in the Republic of Congo. Described as being like a large lizard with a serrated ridge on its back. May be the same as the Mbeilu-Mbeilu-Mbeilu.
Olitiau: A large black bat seen by Ivan T. Sanderson in the Cameroon. 6 - 12 foot wingspan. Reddish brown wings. Two-inch long teeth.
Pygmy elephant: A possible third species of African elephant (Loxodonta). Smaller, hairier and more aquatic then other elephants. Generally considered to be a smaller morph of Forest Elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis).
Pygmy gorilla: Adult gorillas that are much smaller than normal have been seen on the Gabon coast.
Pumina: A giant snake that is well known to the natives. May be the same as the Giant Congo snake.
Sirrush: Also known as mushhushshu. A dragon-like creature depicted on the reconstructed Ishtar Gate of the city of Babylon. Cryptozoologist Wily Ley suggested that the Sirrush could be based on an animal that the Babylonians had heard of but that did not live in Mesopotamia. Ley claimed that bricks of a similar type to those of the Ishtar Gate have been found around Africa, suggesting that the Babylonians could have heard of or seen the animal somewhere else in Africa. The cryptozoologist Bernard Heuvelmans suggested that the Sirrush of the Ishtar gate and the persistent rumours of surviving dinosaurs in Central Africa are related, and that the Sirrush is based on actual unknown reptiles living in Central Africa at that time and that may still be alive.
Unknown 7-foot monitor: Reported by an early explorer to the French Cameroons (Now the Congo). This was a sand-coloured monitor which the explorer could not identify. Most probably an undescribed species.
US Navy SEAL's Cryptid Ape: A mysterious animal sighted and supposedly filmed by the US Navy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  Described as "chimpanzee-like" creatures between four to five feet tall, uniformly gray all over their bodies, with rows of seemingly porcupine-like quills running the length of their backs. Hunts in packs of thirteen.
Water elephant: An aquatic elephant with a short, tapir-like trunk sighted in the French Congo.
White frog: A pure white frog that has been reported from areas of the eastern Congo rainforest. Possibly just pure white freaks of known species, or perhaps a new species entirely.
Central Africa is the cryptid capital of the world.
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