Ndendeki

Giant Turtle of Central Africa.

Etymology: Probably Lingala (Bantu) word.

Variant name: Ndendecki.

Physical description: Rounded shell, 12-15 feet in diameter.

Behavior: Aquatic. Feeds on organic matter.

Distribution: Likouala aux Herbes River, Republic of the Congo.

Possible explanation: The African softshell turtle (Trionyx triunguis) reaches a length of 3 feet (possibly as much as 6 feet) and has an elongated snout. It is found in ponds, lakes, and rivers from Egypt to West Africa. Allowing for witness exaggeration, older outsize specimens could account for the Ndendeki tradition, according to Marcellin Agnagna and Roy Mackal.

Source: Roy P. Mackal, A Living Dinosaur? In Search of Mokele-Mbembe (Leiden, the Netherlands: E. J. Brill, 1987), pp. 267-272.

Was this article helpful?

0 0
Getting Rid Of Warts Forever

Getting Rid Of Warts Forever

All wart sufferers, this is the day to stop the shame. How I Got Rid Of My Warts Forever and How You Can Get Rid Of Warts Naturally In 3 Days. With No Blisters, No Scars, And No Pain Without medications or expensive procedures. All by applying a simple, very natural and unbelievable FREE substance that can be found in almost every household.

Get My Free Ebook


Post a comment