Africa’s Modern Day Brontosaurus
If you’re anywhere near my age, odds are you remember “Baby” the movie about some American paleontologists trying to save an especially smooth skinned baby dinosaur from dinosaur poachers or some similar threat common to cryptids.
So anyways, if you do remember, you’re way up on your competitors, cause that’s pretty much our boy. Hefty gray body like an elephant, lil nubby rhinocerous legs, a long ass neck and big cow like eyes! You know, you were probably a kid once… a dinosaur. Now some folks will say more brown that grey. And some folks will mention that most sauropods had teeth more suited to grinding lakeside greenery than the elephants hippos and crocodiles that Mokele-Mbembe is said to subsist on. And if you’d like to tell a 40 foot plus, flesh eating, dino they are doing something wrong, in drawing or in person, you’re welcome to.
Oh yeah, setting, right? Well it’s the Congo! In the heart of sub Saharan Africa, home to lowland jungles, sex crazed bonobos, horrific, ongoing, civil wars and if I remember properly one ape with a digital translator named Amy. Our hero hangs in the caves, lakes and rivers that pepper the rain forests there… keep in mind we’ve only known about some mountain gorillas for like 50 years so this isn’t thaaaaat far fetched.