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|Country|| · Republic of the Congo|
|Theories|| · Cryptid|
· Living dinosaur
The Emela-ntouka is an African cryptid in the mythology of the Pygmy tribes, and a cryptid purported to live in Central Africa. Its name means "killer of the elephants" in the Lingala language. In other languages it is known as the Aseka-moke, Njago-gunda, Ngamba-namae, Chipekwe or Irizima.
The Emela-ntouka is claimed to be around the size of an African Bush Elephant, brownish to gray in color, with a heavy tail, and with a body of similar shape and appearance to a rhinoceros, including one long horn on its snout. Keeping its massive bulky body above ground level supposedly requires four short, stump-like legs. It is described as having no frills or ridges along the neck. The animal is alleged to be semi-aquatic and feed on Malombo and other leafy plants. The Emela-ntouka is claimed to utter a vocalization, described as a snort, rumble or growl.
There are several explanations as to what the creature could be. Theories include:
- An undiscovered species (a Cryptid)
- A living dinosaur
- They are claimed to be solitary, herbivorous animals. The inhabitants of the area are alleged to treat the creature with great fear.
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