Type: Mutant ape
Species: Fyto troglodytes
Color: Black furred
Original Home: Africa
Original Habitat: Congo
Monster island arrival: 1970
Monster island habitat: Steaming jungles too the east of the eastern mountains
Population now: One
Konga is the name given too 2 separate apes belonging to the species Pan troglodytes that have genetically mutated by a serum derived from North American predatory plants that caused them to grow to Kaiju size. The name Konga comes from the African Congo where the first Konga was taken from as an average infant chimpanzee.
British botanist Dr.Charles Decker back in 1961 returned from a trip too the African Congo having been resumed dead the year before. During his time spent in African he discovered a way to use extracts of predatory plants that could grow both the plants and Apes alike to giant sizes. He returned to England with an infant chimp he used as a test subject which he named Konga.
He used Dionaea muscipula and Sarracenia purpurea as agents for a serum that he used on this baby chimpanzee that grew him to the size of a biped Western Lowland Gorilla. The Doctor uses hypnosis on the mutant ape to kill fellow scientists that have more credit than he did. But due to some unrelated marital issues of the scientist a Margo Johns injected all the serum into the ape causing Konga to grow too around 42 feet tall. Konga breaking the hypnosis went on a rampage through London before being shot the death by the British Army at which point Konga reverted back to a normal infant chimpanzee.
The Body was recovered by Monster Island agents that were sent to the the offshore Holding Island in the vicinity of Monster Island. As the body was being tested it was found the body was rapidly regenerating and eventually the chimp woke back up as spry as ever. The ape was kept with the resident chimps that at the time were kept as the particular group of chimps was showing signs of forming a complex spiritual society around an entity that followed that particular troop.
Konga grew to become a large male around 150 pounds and besides ritualistic activity in the group every 3 am
the troop behaves like a average chimp troop meaning Konga became an average male. At the time it was believed Konga had a vasectomy by Dr.Charles so contact with the females of the group were allowed but the discovery of one of the females carrying Konga's baby had alerted the staff that the genes in Konga which were still mutated had been given to a new generation.
Konga Jr was born as seemingly a normal chimpanzee but slowly over the course of 7 years grew larger and larger, unlike Konga Jr's Father, he grew at a steady rate over those 7 years, becoming roughly the size of a gigantopithicus before being removed and put in an enclouser for giant ape kaiju, 2 years after that he grew to be 40 feet tall. It was 1970 by that time and it was decided Konga Jr was large enough to release to Monster Island.
Konga Jr was placed on the eastern jungle side of the east mountains where he by the year 2019 has lived. This time in the wild was shown Konga ages slowly after his growth. Almost 50 years after his release he has not seemed to age physically due to his regenerative ability. And since that time he has sprouted pitcher plants and fly traps from his back. Konga Jr has a dark orange brown blood which is both normal blood cells and chlorophyl. Similar to some animals of the secondary Skull Island, Konga Jr is both plant and animal.
The plants on his back help against pests like flys and Mosquitos and give him extra nutrients but he mainly relies on fruit, certain leaves, roots and bamboos along with proteins from caught pray which can include water buffalo, mammals, reptiles, large arthropods and birds among others.
Konga Jr is a social animal thus searches out for several other large primates that can be found on the island. Though he defends his own few miles of territory he often leaves it to interact socially with a northern troop of Megaprimatus kong which has became familiar with Konga even though he is twice their size.
Konga is intelligent and resourceful, using a cave in his territory as his nest as he is too large to climb the trees. He fills the cave with bones of his kills and has an usual taste for collecting strange shaped logs with he uses as primitive clubs or spears. His father the original Konga died in 2023 of old age on the very holding facility he was first taken too.