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An artist's rendition of the Emela-ntouka
Grouping Local legend
Sub grouping Modern dinosaur
Country Central Africa

The emela-ntouka is an legendary creature from the Likouala region of Central Africa. Its name means "killer of the elephants" in the Lingala language.[1]:83 It may also be called aseka-moke, ngamba-namae or mokele-mbembe.[2]:235


The Emela-ntouka is allegedly the size of an African forest elephant. It is described as being a brown-grey color and having a single horn and a long tail.[3] Also it would show similarities with a rhinoceros. For his heavy body the Emela-ntouka possibly needed strong muscular legs. The Emela-ntouka was possibly a semiaquatic animal. It would feed on the "Malombo" plant.

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  1. ^ Loren Coleman & Jerome Clark (1999). Cryptozoology A-Z. New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN 9780684856025.
  2. ^ Roy P. Mackal (1987). A Living Dinosaur? In Search of Mokele-Mbembe. Leiden: E.J. Brill. ISBN 9004085432.
  3. ^ Loren Coleman (21 January 2006). Emela-Ntouka: Africa's Killer of Elephants. Cryptomundo. Accessed April 2016.

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