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Dinosaur Sightings: Are Dinosaurs Still Alive Today in Africa?

Updated on April 15, 2016
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Could some dinosaurs still be alive in the deep jungles of Africa?
Could some dinosaurs still be alive in the deep jungles of Africa? | Source


It's interesting to wonder what the world would be like if there were dinosaurs still alive today. Unfortunately, when we were kids we all learned how they died off in some mass extinction, never to be seen again on this earth.

It might have been depressing news for a ten-year-old, but by now most of us surely realize that it’s probably a good thing for humans that dinosaurs aren’t around anymore.

In fact, if it wasn’t for the calamity that occurred some 65 million years ago which caused the death of the dinosaurs, we mammals might never have gotten our shot. The prevalent theory is that the impact of a large object zooming in from space caused a global disaster that killed off anything bigger than a rabbit.

However, climate changes, geological upheavals and even widespread disease outbreaks have all been pointed out as possible causes. Whatever happened to them, sadly the dinosaurs are gone forever.

Then again . . .

Are Dinosaurs Still Alive?

Some cryptozoologists believe there are dinosaurs living today in remote parts of the world. They’re not talking about birds, and they don’t mean crocodilians. They’re talking about real, live dinosaurs.

It’s unclear how this could be possible, given the history of our planet, but the fact remains that local tribes in equatorial Africa know of large, frightening creatures living in the depths of the jungles. When researchers show the witnesses pictures of different animals, some living and some extinct, they routinely point to images of dinosaurs and claim that is what they saw.

How could tribesmen who know nothing of other animal species located in distant parts of their own continent have knowledge of dinosaurs that existed 65 million years ago unless they had really seen them before? Is it possible that in very remote and largely unexplored sections of the African jungles a few dinosaur species managed to avoid extinction?

Some researchers think there could be many prehistoric animals still around today, even though modern science tells us they are extinct. But if dinosaurs are still alive, that would be another class of amazing altogether!

Many expeditions have ventured into the Congo region searching for tangible evidence of these creatures, only to leave disappointed. But these creatures are well-known to locals, and there is plenty of eyewitness testimony to go by.

Mokele Mbembe

Mokele Mbembe may be the most famous of the African dinosaurs, thanks to some recent attention from shows like Destination Truth. It lives in the Congo River basin, eats vegetation but is extremely dangerous because of its territorial tendencies. It will attack humans if they come too close, and is known to kill Hippos if they invade its territory.

Despite numerous expeditions to locate the creature dating back over 200 years, it has yet to be officially documented by science.

Witnesses describe Mokele Mbembe as having a large, heavy body like an elephant, but with a very long neck and tail. To some researchers, this sounds an awful lot like a sauropod dinosaur.

Sauropods grew to massive sizes, some possibly 200 feet in length. But even a small sauropod would be relatively huge compared to modern animals.

Diplodocus is a type of sauropod many people are familiar with. Is this, or something like it, what locals are calling Mokele Mbembe?

Like Mokele Mbembe, sauropods had long necks and tails with big bodies. Is this what still lives in Africa?
Like Mokele Mbembe, sauropods had long necks and tails with big bodies. Is this what still lives in Africa? | Source


This fearsome creature is found in the Republic of Congo in the Likouala Region. Witnesses say Mbielu-mbielu-mbielu is a herbivore with large, jagged planks on its back.

The jagged back makes it sound to some like an extremely huge crocodile, or even a new species of crocodile.

But crocodiles certainly aren’t herbivores, which makes some researchers consider that Mbielu-mbielu-mbielu may be of a family of dinosaur called a stegosaur. Stegosaurs were large, plant-eating dinosaurs with small heads, bony plates on their backs and spiked tails.

Stegosaurus is the most well-known of these dinosaurs, but there were other species. Researchers think this one could have adapted to aquatic conditions and made its home in the rivers and lakes of the Congo.

An artist's rendition of Chialingosaurus, an example of a stegosaur which may have looked similar to eyewitness accounts of Mbielu-mbielu-mbielu.
An artist's rendition of Chialingosaurus, an example of a stegosaur which may have looked similar to eyewitness accounts of Mbielu-mbielu-mbielu. | Source


Nguma-monene is another strange creature from the Congo region. It is described as a huge lizard with a ridge on its back, with a low stance and a body as long as thirty feet. It’s tough to match this description to any known animal.

Thirty-foot is huge for a snake, and it wouldn’t have a ridge on its back. A big crocodile would match part of the description, but again would not have a ridge on its back. And, one would think that locals would know the difference between a snake, a croc and whatever this thing is.

Some say Nguma-monene could be a spinosaurid, a type of dinosaur that matches the native description of this beast. Spinosaurus, which some may remember as the villain of Jurassic Park III, lived in North Africa and could reach lengths of nearly fifty feet. Is this, or one of its relatives, what locals are seeing?

The Terrifying and Amazing Spinosaurus


Another legendary living dinosaur is Emela-ntouka, known to the Pygmy tribes in Central Africa. With a name that means “killer of elephants”, this is a formidable beast that the Pygmies give a wide berth. Like Mokele Mbembe and most of the others it is said to be an aquatic creature, comparable in size and stature to a rhinoceros. However, there are no known species of rhino in that part of Africa matching the one-horned description.

Some believe Emela-ntouka may be a type of ceratopsian dinosaur, related to the well-known Triceratops. The horn on the animal’s face, its squat body and long tail seem more indicative of such a dinosaur rather than a mammal, or even a new species of rhino.


One of the few non-aquatic living dinosaurs, Ngoubou is said to live in the savannah region of Cameroon. It’s described as a smaller version of a rhinoceros with multiple horns and a frill around its neck. It also has a violent temper and will charge anything that comes near, including African Elephants which are much larger animals.

To many cryptozoologists it sounds like another ceretopsian dinosaur, this one of a different species than Emela-ntouka. The neck frill with the horns on it makes this creature especially hard to identify as any known, living animal.

No fossil evidence for ceretopsians has been found in Africa, but they have been discovered in Asia and Australia, so it’s not a far stretch to imagine they may have lived in Africa as well.

This is Styracosaurus, a ceratopsian dinosaur that matches the description of Ngoubou.
This is Styracosaurus, a ceratopsian dinosaur that matches the description of Ngoubou. | Source

Could Dinosaurs Really be Living in Africa Today?

We like to think of our planet as a small place. Indeed, thanks to the internet and other high-tech communication systems it does seem that there are few mysteries left in the world. But it’s important to remember that some places are still largely unexplored.

Equatorial Africa is one of those places. The jungles are dense and foreboding and few outsiders have the courage or resources to venture very far into their depths. To compound matters, the region has been rife with civil wars and political upheaval for decades, making it tough for modern researchers to safely explore many areas.

The problem is, it’s hard to imagine exactly how some dinosaurs would have survived whatever apocalypse destroyed their brethren some 65 millions years ago. According to modern science, no terrestrial animal larger than a few pounds lived past the cataclysm that punctuated the end of the Cretaceous period.

Could the people of Africa really be seeing living dinosaurs? It seems extremely unlikely. But they are seeing something, and their descriptions do not match any other living creature. The fact that witnesses point to pictures of dinosaurs when asked what they had seen may be the most compelling bit information, despite the lack of physical evidence.

What do you think?

The Dino Poll:

Do you believe there could be real dinosaurs still alive in remote parts of the world?

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      viveresperando 4 years ago from A Place Where Nothing Is Real

      Enjoyed reading this, I believe in the possibility of things being out there that we yet have to photograph. :) Loved the way you made the article interesting through it all, never got side tracked. Great hub!

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      Karthik Kashyap 4 years ago from India

      good article :) voted up.

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      cryptid 4 years ago from Earth

      Thanks viveresperando and karthikkash. Glad you enjoyed it!

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      I personally believe that there are many unknown animals out there. One of them that may qualify as a living dinosaur is the Mokele-Mbembe. Herman Regusters claimed to have seen one in 1981 and recorded its voice.The African Congo the Likouala Swamp and Lake Tele are where it lives. In 1932 Ivan Sanderson saw and heard a terrifying creature while in a canoe on the Mainyu river in Cameroon. He did not hang around to investigate. From a distance he saw the head of the creature rise out of the water. He says the head alone was the size of a hippopotamus. This could not be a Mokele-Mbembe as they have small heads on a long thin neck. He encountered something even more monstrous! Sanderson could be mistaken when he says it was the creature's head he saw. What he saw could have been the torso of the animal which he mistook for its head. After all he couldn't get a good closeup view as he was scared to get close. On the other hand if Sanderson says he saw its head then that is what I have to believe. After all he saw the creature and not me and its his eyewitness testimony. Mokele-mbembes are herbivores but are very aggressive and territorial attacking and killing any humans coming near it. Hippos are absent where they live as Mokele-mbembes kill hippos. They have also been known to kill elephants and crocodiles. In 1959 a group of Pygmies killed a Mokele-mbembe in Lake Tele with stakes and spears. More recently a girl tried to pet one and the animal bit her. She could have died from her injury or from drowning. The movie Baby:Secret of the Lost Legend is loosely based on the Mokele-mbembe. The movie is inaccurate as it portrays the animals as friendly which they most certainly are not. The movie depicts them as gray in color while the real Mokele-mbembe is more brownish and reddish in color.One method of tracking Mokele-mbembes and any other unknown animal living in remote inhospitable places is to have aerial satellites which photograph anything below. An aerial satellite over the Likouala swamp could show what's living below. I don't recommend anyone traveling to see these animals. The dangers and difficulties are too great. Malaria ebola sleeping sickness snakes spiders scorpions predatory ants assassin bugs yellowfever river blindness unclean water lack of food pythons crocodiles leopards and hostile natives and crime and political troubles make this hazardous. Just physically making it to the Likouala swamp and physically leaving it alive and in one piece is an achievement. And theres danger in meeting a Mokele-mbembe itself because it's a bad tempered dangerous animal. Getting to Lake Tele and getting to the Likouala swamp is no walk in the park. Its grueling and arduous and requires wading in mud up to the waist. Cobras mambas vipers and puff adders make it more hazardous. If one decides to travel on foot then its wise to take a telefoto lens camera or zoom lenses and binoculars and telescopes. The Likouala swamp and the land surrounding Lake Tele have the climatic conditions and the physical conditions to keep a population of living dinosaurs. The Cretaceous period still exists in the African Congo where the Mokele-mbembe dwells.

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      cryptid 3 years ago from Earth

      Thanks to "anonymous" above for such an insightful comment! That is some incredible info.

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      Karthik Kashyap 3 years ago from India

      WOW anonymous, that is quite a bit of information. You definitely seem to have a vast knowledge about these creatures.

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      There are a number of unknown animals in Africa besides the Mokele mbembe. A few are dinosaur like. The Emela N touka and the M blieu Mblieu M blieu may qualify as dinosaurs. The Noguma- monene sounds like a serpentine creature with a sail like fin along its back. There is the Dingonek of Kenya which resembles the mythical Manticore and there is the Water Elephant and the Water Lion. The Chipekwe is a 25 foot long lizard like creature with a horn on its snout. Its predatory and kills and eats rhinos and hippos. The Chipekwe may have inspired the Kasai rex photos. The Kasai rex is a bipedal Tyrannosaurus like dinosaur rumored to exist in Africa while the Chipekwe is a quadruped walking on four legs. The Chipekwe is a fearsome hunter and predator as fearsome as Tyrannosaurus. The Komgamato is a flying creature resembling a Pterosaur while the Lau is a snake like maneater from 40 to 100 feet long. In Lake Victoria a fearsome beast called the Lukwata lurks. It attacks and kills people and it fights with large Crocodiles. The Lukwata is said to win these fights and it eats Crocodiles. The Lukwata makes loud bellowing roars. European Sir Clement Hill saw one as it tried to snatch a sailor on a boat decades ago. Lengths from 12 feet to 100 feet long are claimed for the Lukwata. It could be either an unknown fish such as a Catfish or it could be an unknown aberrant species of Cetacean. It seems to be some kind of aggressive Dolphin or Whale living in freshwater. Unknown mammalian cryptids also exist in Africa which are the fearsome cat like Mngwa and the equally fearsome Nandi Bear which eats the brains of its victims. There is also an unknown primate in Africa which is bipedal and stands at least 10 feet tall. Called Pongo or Giant this may be the real inspiration for King Kong and maybe the real inspiration for killer apes. Gorillas avoid people and walk on all fours and Chimpanzees are too small to match this creature. The Pongo is said to be a carnivore or omnivore and makes unprovoked attacks on humans. Even Elephants are scared of the Pongo because of its size strength and ferocity.The swamps jungles rainforests grasslands and deserts of Africa have a zoofull of unknown animals. Many of these are aquatic or semi aquatic. It really is a Lost World in Africa. King Kong and his Skull Island jungle home with dinosaurs and pterosaurs are not so fictional but may have a basis in reality. Africa still has its mysteries hidden in lakes swamps jungles rainforests grasslands and deserts.

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      cryptid 3 years ago from Earth

      More great stuff anonymous, and again appreciated. I have to ask how you have such extensive knowledge of African cryptozoology. Very impressive.

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      Dear Cryptid and Karthikkash Ive been interested in cryptids for many years. I recommend the following books and authors: On the Track of Unknown Animals and the Last Dragons of Africa by Bernard Heuvelmans; A Living Dinosaur by Roy Mackal; authors Karl Shuker; Loren Coleman; Michael Newton; George Eberhart; and Brad Steiger and Fortean Times and Fate magazines. Author Jerome Clark also has an encyclopedia covering many kinds of unexplained phenomena and devotes a great deal of attention to cryptids such as Mokele-mbembe. Im interested in the afterlife out of body experiences teleportation time travel time doorways other dimensions or parallel worlds and parallel universes spiritualism theosophy near death experiences(see author Raymond Moody) telekinesis spirits fairies lucid dreaming clairvoyance clairaudience and anomalous cloud formations and psychic surgeons. Readers Digest has a few well written books about unexplained phenomena published in the 1980s. Authors Richard Cavendish and Rosemary Ellen Guilley are also of interest. Recently a TV program about Mokele-mbembe revealed it has a serrated pointy structure along its back which it can use as weapons in addition to its jaws and tail. Some sources claim Mokele-mbembe has a frill on top of its head. This maybe present in only the males. Landolphia and jungle chocolate and an apple like fruit is part of its diet as well as leaves from trees. The animals come onto land but prefer to spend much of their time in the water. Roy Mackal Herman Regusters and Richard Greenwell actually went to the Congo and Lake Tele in the 1980s. Only Herman Reguster and his search crew were able to see one of these animals. Obviously there has to be a small breeding population of these animals and not just a single one. Africa is full of mysteries even today.

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      Deonne Anderson 3 years ago from Florence, SC


      Very interesting and informative hub. I, unlike anonymous, am not knowledgeable about dinosaurs of yesteryear or today in Africa. I do not question what others have or believe they saw. I have learned that all things are possible! I suspect that the presence of these animals in Africa, if proven to be true, would be scientific fodder for those who research and report on such matters.

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      cryptid 3 years ago from Earth

      Thanks ladydeonne. Yes, most cryptids would be considered the find of the century if proven true, but a living dinosaur would be on a whole other level of amazing.

      Thanks for the book recommendations, anonymous!

    • Ruby 3 years ago

      I think that if africa people have a dinousor as a pet they should not because they could die.

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      cryptid 3 years ago from Earth

      Good point, Ruby. Unless you are Fred Flintstone, it's probably not a good idea to have a dinosaur for a pet.

    • Franklin Rodgers 2 years ago

      This would be a good place to explore using a dirigible plus drones with cameras but that would require a lot of money … Zukerberg??? Where is our sense of adventure?

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      cryptid 2 years ago from Earth

      Interesting idea, Franklin Rodgers. I wonder if the tree canopy would allow you to see much from the air, though.

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      Alena 2 years ago from Ukraine

      I've read that we can't breathe the same air like dinosaurs. That's why I don't believe dinosaurs exist nowadays.

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      cryptid 2 years ago from Earth

      Interesting thought, Splushka. Add that to the many reasons why it's tough to image how dinosaurs could still be with us! I suppose any dinosaurs still around today must have evolved along with the air. :-)

    • mythsearcher108 2 years ago

      If dinosaurs do exist why only in Africa?Why not in the US or Canada?

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      cryptid 2 years ago from Earth

      Mythsearcher, that is a really good question, and one of the reasons I'm a bit dubious about these dinosaur sightings. How did a planet-wide catastrophe wipe out every other large dinosaur in the world, yet these survived?

      One reason could be because the theories about a meteor hitting the planet are off, and there is some other reasons some dinosaurs died and other survived.

      Any theories are weak at best, as there is really little logical explanation for how dinosaurs could still exist. Yet, apparently people are seeing them.

      If someone has a good theory please share!

    • Ibelieveinmokele 2 years ago

      How about a global flood? I know, I know. You are thinking "it's one of those creationtists". However consider that on nearly every continent there are legends passed down through the ages of a great flood that destroyed nearly everything. If considered true, this theory could explain the process of extinction (or near extinction, shall we say?) of dinosaurs.

    • Link202 2 years ago

      Who knows if they are a dying species, and haven't been discovered.

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      cryptid 2 years ago from Earth

      @ibelieve: Keeping religious beliefs out of it, I don't know of any evidence that suggests there was once a worldwide flood. There is regional evidence, particularly after the last ice age, that massive floods occurred. Of course this would have been long after the dinosaurs were gone.

      @Link202: One theory is that they are odd, undiscovered species of mammals, and not dinosaurs at all. That's pretty interesting too!

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      Noshin Rahman 2 years ago from Canada

      I don't really know much about dinosaurs but I certainly love learning about them, thanks for this hub, it gives some hope to dinosaur lovers like myself that they may still probably exist. I always believed that even with such a great disaster, at least a few handful of dinosaurs should have survived and evolved to be able to survive in today's conditions. I certainly hope that one day we can find an actual dinosaur, the world may be small, but there are still many parts especially the depths of the ocean that remain unexplored.

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      cryptid 2 years ago from Earth

      Thanks NanahoChan! It would be kinda cool to find a living dinosaur!

    • 1234rr 2 years ago

      @cryptid if you are interested in worldwide floods evidence reading the epic of Gilgamesh might interest you. I personally don't know if I believe a worldwide flood happen but it does raise the question if it didn't then how come so many cultures that are isolated from each other have all these ancient flood stories that are so similar to each other? I remember reading other legends from different cultures about a worldwide flood and although I don't remember their names you could Google it.

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      cryptid 2 years ago from Earth

      Hi 1234rr. I'm a bit familiar with the Epic of Gilgamesh. I don't know that it makes sense to me that there was ever a "worldwide" flood, but like I said there do seem to be at least some researchers who believe there were massive, regional floods during human history. To the people living at the time, it would have seemed like the entire world was flooded, and that may be where such stories of worldwide floods come from.

      Again, according to the theories I've heard, the catalyst for these floods was glacial retreat, so this would not have had anything to do with the extinction of the dinosaurs.

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      JJ Heathcoat 2 years ago from Oklahoma

      Excellent article on a topic I have always been interested in. With large pockets of the world still virtually unexplored, I think there is still a probability that some dinosaur cryptids could still be out there.

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      cryptid 2 years ago from Earth

      Thanks jj! It is certainly fun to ponder what may be out there.

    • Champ fan 2 years ago

      I love the article. I personally cannot wait to see the day when it is known fact that these creatures still exist. Want to see the Lake Champlain monster in the US.

    • Nanishi 2 years ago

      I believe they are still living, I lived in a very rural area in NM and I swear I saw a smaller version of a terror bird one day! I was driving home when I saw movement in a grassy pasture alongside the road, there was a huge bird chasing something through the grasses by the treeline. It was larger then a Emu or Ostridge, dark in coloring and moved very quickly, very heavy set legs and a large head.

      I know it was tall since it ran by a 5 foot metal stock tank and was taller than it! It ran back into the treeline and that was the last time I saw it, that area is where the local rancher dumped dead livestock.

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      cryptid 2 years ago from Earth

      Very interesting Nanishi. I've heard stories about large birds still existing in that part of the country.

    • ShinyPokemon9875 2 years ago

      awesome! this really can be true i'd like to see a real live dinosaur near, instead of just a dead one, I watched the video of the mokele mbembe I saw it in the video it really does look like a dinosaur. If some dinosaur species 65 million years ago survived the asteroid impact at the time, then us humans better be careful because some dinosaurs actually would eat humans.

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      cryptid 2 years ago from Earth

      I agree, Shiny. In fact, most dinosaurs would no doubt find us humans pretty easy to catch!

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      Emily Tack 2 years ago from USA

      I have believed there are still dinosaurs among us, for years, due to some research I did on the subject. Excellent article, especially for those who have never heard about any of these before. Congratulations - great job!

    • person 2 years ago

      Wonderful Article! I do certainly believe that dinosaurs are still living among us! I have a wacky theory that maybe the loch ness monster, champ, the monster of lake champlain, etc, everything plesiosaurish, is actually a sauropod that has evolved to become amphibious! It's been a long time so why not?

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      cryptid 2 years ago from Earth

      Thanks, person. Interesting theory!

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      Jean DAndrea 2 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Love reading about this topic, although I'm pretty sure dinosaurs don't exist today. It would be great if it were true though. There are plenty of unexplained sightings of strange animals all over the world - we have large black cats here in Australia, but no-one has actually provided proof.

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      Erica Ligocki 2 years ago from Colorado

      This is very interesting. I like hearing about what may be possible, but I think unlikely. It was also interesting that almost nobody voted that this absolutely couldn't be true. Of course, the people reading this article are probably more likely so think these sightings to be possible. Thanks for sharing!

    • wildmike_13 2 years ago

      Its most unlikely that dinosaurs are still alive but good article. You also lakced in evidence.

    • joe 2 years ago

      Yeah, so if we can't safely explore the area ourselves, why are we not arming the natives that are reporting these things with cameras? Give each native a couple disposables and check in with them every once in a while to see if they got anything.

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      cryptid 2 years ago from Earth

      That's a good idea Joe. I have a feeling it wouldn't be nearly that easy though, and encouraging a hunter-gatherer population to carry advanced technology comes with some ethical concerns. Remember: These people have a very different world view than you and I . They are trying to put food in their bellies every day. They don't have much concern for dinosaurs, and likely don't even understand why we'd make such a big deal out of it.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      the big lizards are extinct, that we all know but it is nice to have the imagination

    • jo jo 2 years ago

      if they were proved to still exist no one would care

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      cryptid 2 years ago from Earth

      Gosh, jo jo, I think if it were proven that dinosaurs are still alive in Africa or anywhere else a whole lot of people would care!

    • Radeane 18 months ago

      I do believe it was floods and not meteors that wiped everything out. Partly because of religious beliefs and partly due to research. I also believe these animals only exist in remote locations that people can't get at or arnt able to explore for whatever reason. I believe our presence destroys their habitat or whatever it takes for them to survive we change their atmosphere somehow even. Plus we all know humans are a very destructive species. Which is why I also believe that we are the aliens. We don't live or behave like any other animal on this planet. And taking from the religious beliefs... We are not of this world. I believe nessy or champ on lake Champlain was a real dinosaurs like the water horse movie but all of our looking for it killed it or made it for out. Maybe humans release bacteria that are deadly to them

    • Matthew 18 months ago

      Lake victoria has a dinosaur in it very positive

    • Ricardo 18 months ago

      So I live in Southern California and here I do a lot of hiking in the mountains of the Angeles National Forest, one day on a solo hike not too far in the wilderness of a summit called Mt Baden-Powell. I remember seeing two huge creature/birds, but when I focused on the two creatures I saw a good size tail, a tail with no feathers because of how thin it looked. Also a huge beak and the most feature I remembered seeing as I had the best view in one of the creatures, it was its wing, I saw an outline of arms attached to wings like a bat. And from their the creatures just kept on going and didn't seem to be landing anywhere in the mountains around me they were just flying heading north of the area I was in. The best comparison ill say is that of a crane or a huge pelican but with no feathers, it was a brown/grayish color. Couldn't tell because it was sunrise and the sun would light up its wings at the time. This occurred in November of 2014. I still hike in the Angeles Forest. To this day only that sighting has happened. I hope im not the only one with a strange sighting relating to perhaps a dinosaur or some kind of unknown flying creature. But there is definitley something in the skies of southern california.

    • elaina 17 months ago

      Well this is based on true events there are still millions of them still alive today not birds or other animals real live dinosaurs thanks for your information contiune with it this is the best passge evet

    • King Cole 15 months ago

      Modern day animal fossils found with dinosaur fossils prove that all of these animals are contemporary animals, well within 6000 years old.

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      cryptid 15 months ago from Earth

      That's a complex subject, King Cole! However, if it can somehow be proven that at least some dinosaurs survived to within the past 10,000 years it would make a much better cases for the existence of alleged creatures such as Mokele Mbembe.

    • Brachiosaurus rex 13 months ago

      The subject is very intetesting i beleive that they are still here due to my sighting of a small pteradon in tennessee. Also many books movies magazines documentarys and interveiws are very convincing.if you like cryptids i suggest reading cryptid hunters (fiction book)

      It talks alot about mokele mombembe

    • minx 7 months ago

      I believe that dinosaurs never died out at all.And that they never evolved into birds either,as many evolutionists mistakenly think.If they really evolved into birds,why aren't they still evolving?I've done much research on the topic of 'did dinosaurs die out?',and there is an astounding amount of evidence that no,not all of them did.

    • GO NZ 7 months ago

      Did dinosaurs die out or not?Very controversial subject.I'm saying no.This article has more about them alive than dead.I'm not just going by this article,I have based my views on a wide range of sources.God bless.

    • minx 7 months ago

      Colonel Percy Fawett of the British Army was sent in 1907 to mark the boundaries between Brazil and Peru.In the Amazon Jungle he saw an animal like a Diplodocus. He showed a drawing of a Diplodocus to the natives of the region,and they confirmed it by saying "We've got those living out in the swamp?"

      If it wasn't a dinosaur,what was it?

    • Micah 7 months ago

      There is vast data all over the world to support the idea that dinosaurs never did go fully extinct until a few hundred years ago (perhaps except the rare few that survive in the African jungles). This data can be seen as drawings, pottery, stone carvings, paintings, cultural stories, and personal testimonies. In fact even the book of job in the Old Testament (ignoring any religious bias), which is an extremely reliable collection of stories in regards to history, records two large creatures that resemble dinosaurs.

      It is hard to imagine, especially since the world says very different, but I believe the facts much more clearly point to dinosaurs being recently alive then going excinct millions of years ago. Factors that could have led them to become extinct or extremely endangered could be: climate change and people, as the two most probable. Who would want to live next door to a crocodile or mountain lion? Your city police would probably kill it if it was terrorizing the people. Same idea with ancient people and they most likely hunted them as well. Marco Polo has a great story of seeing huge serpents in asia, where the people hunted them for their resources and meat.

      We all have the same data, but extremely different interpretations of the data, which means we all see the data through different lenses (bias) which filters our output of the data. It's a shame really, that science could be so subjective. That is why I am an electrical engineer :)

      In fact I do think there is more evidence to support a young earth and divine creation then a long evolutionary process out of nothing. If dinosaurs are found to still be alive (or the data I mentioned above that shows humans lived with them), I think this would shatter the evolutionary theory (at least it should). It makes no sense that certain species would "devolve" into birds while some wouldn't, which by the way contradicts the idea of evolution. The most logical explanation is that they were created just the way they were, and most species went extinct while some who lived in the remote African jungles had the right environmental conditions to stay alive. That is why I don't think it is so extreme to think some dinosaur species are still alive today.

    • anon 6 months ago

      hi, I am a dinosaur loving female human being... lol...I live in south Africa and I believe that dinosaurs still exist. I(sadly) do not have any experiences of seeing any live dinosaurs but I have done lots of research... I am still very young and live on a farm so I can not really go to a library, the only thing I can use to get info is internet.... some scientists are making something called 'dino chicken'.... awkward , I know... some websites also say that they can not get DNA from the mosquito stuff like on Jurassic park...I believe the African people really saw dinosaurs... FYI: I can't wait until the Jurassic world sequel comes out....

    • Dark World 5 months ago

      Bill Gibbons has done tons of research in the field concerning Mokele-mbembe, so I'm surprised his name is not mentioned here.

    • Don 3 months ago

      Dinosaurs are still alive, they never went extinct. Birds are dinosaurs, why cant people accept that.

    • Toot 2 months ago

      Genesis 6..The Nephilim (the fallen) were up to all sorts of no good.They created half beast half human hybrids.they were responsible for giants,both human and beast.What killed off the dinosaurs?.The fossil record proves the flood caused the mass extinction of the dinosaurs and not as long ago as you're led to believe.Although Noah took pairs of every air breathing creature the dinosaurs were exempt from this as they were impure.Gods reason for the flood was to wipe out everything that had become impure.Yet the Nephilim returned after the flood and got up up to more no good antics.This is the answer to why dinosaurs still exist.From Nessie to welsh flying reptiles 300 years ago,and reports of huge beasts in New Zealand in the 40s and 50s...Check out Trey Smith on youtube on Genesis 6.or Dr Chuck missler..Never doubt the bible

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