Region of origin: Cameroon

In late 2000, researchers hunting down leads of the Mokele-mbembe learned from tribes they spoke to of another potential cryptid in the area: the ngoubou, a local word for “rhinoceros,” but also described as a similar but different horned animal, larger and with a frill of six horns around the back of its head. Members of the tribe provided them with a drawing that greatly resembled a styracosaurus, and that one had been killed by the tribe’s hunters as recently as the lifetime of the previous generation, but noted that the population had been in decline and encountering the creatures had become increasingly rare.

Originally posted on Tumblr on June 15, 2016

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