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Dinosaurs Living Today
It’s interesting to wonder what the world would be like if there were dinosaurs still alive today. 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 realize that it’s 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 potential causes. Whatever happened to them, the dinosaurs were gone forever.
Then again, could it be possible that some dinosaurs survived extinction and are still alive today?
Modern Dinosaur Sightings
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, and the proof is in the testimonies of local people who see them in the wild.
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 cryptozoologists question witnesses, they allegedly describe 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 describe dinosaurs that existed 65 million years ago unless they had really seen them before? Does this prove it is possible that in very remote and largely unexplored sections of the African jungles a few dinosaur species managed to avoid extinction?
Some cryptozoologists 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 proof 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.
In this article, you will read about a few of the legendary dinosaurs alleged to still exist in remote parts of Africa.
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, and 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 100 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?
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 dinosaurs called stegosaurs. 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.
Nguma-monene is another strange creature from the Congo region. It is described as a huge lizard with a ridge on its back, 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?
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.
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 ceratopsian 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 ceratopsians 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.
Do Dinosaurs Still Live in Africa Today?
It seems extremely unlikely if not impossible. But people are seeing something strange, and their descriptions do not match any other living creature. 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 million 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.
What do you think?
The Dino Poll:
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
Charles Robertson on August 18, 2020:
What about postothucus or Ghabali in Liberia?
ElenaStojkovic2010 on August 14, 2020:
I have seen a real living dinosaurus. Maybe some people don't believe me but I know what I saw
carl newman on May 26, 2020:
yes they obviosley adapted to there climates
Carrie Lee Night from Northeast United States on May 10, 2020:
Interesting :) I really am speechless because I have no idea what exsists in remote parts of the world. Thank you for sharing :)
SAM on May 02, 2020:
If you asked me that question years ago I would have said no. But I have seen 2 strange things in my life that I have never had the answers for. The first was actual UFO's flying over my family home. And no I didn't hulicinate my family and neighbours all saw it as well. a few years later I was in the countryside where lots of weird stuff happens but not many humans live. A friend and I were up on a mountain near the sea. when in the far distance we saw something fly out of the sea into the air and fly around for a while before diving back into the water. Yes it could have been anything as it was so far away. But whatever it was had to be twice the size of a car for it to appear so large from such a distance.
Blank on April 21, 2020:
Once I went outside and I saw a strange footprint. It was about 5 feet long, so I think dinosaurs are real!
Aiden on April 17, 2020:
Papua New Guinea?
Tim Truzy from U.S.A. on March 23, 2020:
Wonderful write up. Considering scientists are finding animals they thought were extinct daily, nothing is impossible. I just read about a giant cat they thought was gone from Vietnam, but it isn't. These creatures have probably learned to adapt, if they exist, hiding from humans. Great article. Mind opening and a reminder we never know all about what we think we know.
Phantom on March 14, 2020:
As a fan of Dino's and all things prehistoric, especially the theory that dragons were dinosaurs, I would love it if dinosaurs still roamed the Earth, plus from a biblical point of view, which I like, it is undisputable that Dino's lived around homosapiens.
Since GOD made all living things, including dinosaurs. (To the editor please hear me out). And all land animals went into the ark. Remember the kind not species.
Then after that they where alive after the flood.
So what happened to the other dinosaurs. Well we did what we did best, hunt, kill, brag and tell stories. Let's look at some older stories. Marco Polo, wrote that the ruler of China had dragons pulling his charrot.
Quick break, that's some serious bragging rights.
As well as that there's always been stories of mighty beasts that where killed by great warriors and Noble herios. So is it really impossible that it's not just a few of our scale-ly, or feathery, friends.
Not all dinosaurs are huge. Our childhood nightmare, the velociraptor, was the size of a turkey. Laugh all you want but they could still kill you, clever girl.
There were also things like micro-raptors, the list goes on and things that small can easily escape us, especially if they live in jungles, just for all you dino geniuses velociraptor lives in deserts.
That's all thanks for reading.
By the way it's awesome that we have living dinosaurs in our country, well I live in ZA, but my point reminds.
rammy on March 03, 2020:
thank you for this article it was really useful
Dawn Hicks on February 23, 2020:
Amazing that so many people are thinking that jesus was real when there was no evidence of his alleged existence at the time he was said to be living . Two dozen writers alive during and after his alleged life and death both roman and Jewish simply do not make any mention of him or his disciples let alone his teachings and trial and death . Yet eyewitness testimonials to creatures that are strange or unknown are simply dismissed as fairy tales even when there are photos or direct contact with the creature and multiple testimonials .
Louis Charmsworth on January 23, 2020:
Perhaps you would like to explain to your readers just why at the exact strata mark of the KT boundry which bears high amounts of iridium from the meteorite crash off north yucatan there are no dinosaur fossils below it for the previous 1,000,000 years.
Coelophysis on January 01, 2020:
They found the bipedal Nile croc since acient times
John on December 28, 2019:
With all the tech of today ? Satellites, planes, drones just for a start. War everywhere, well in 21 century no great big dinos hiding. Sorry kids.
Coelophysis on November 04, 2019:
Lauchlan birds have nothing to do with dinosaur finger and toe are different the finger are not that big deal like the toe every animal walk some time so the frame shift is impossible because walking evolution they lost toe and finger first then look like dinosaur walking evolution .dinosaur and gator both have first finger and toe .there hip socket was not fully open like dinosaur even dinosauriformes hip socket is more open than them they are ancestor of dinosaur . The early birds can sprawl that why they have flight feather on there legs flight started out quadrupedal .dinosaur and bird bipedal are different and bird and maniraptoran bird have scar for fourth trochanter or none at all like today bird so that air sac won’t scallaps there femur is fix dinosaur femur move a lot bird maniraptoran birds have hip feature not found in dinosaur they there tail bone lack the number of bone for balanceing like dinosaur and occified tendon is different it’s more like mammal and they are not thecodont which mean they do not have crocodilian teeth and lack wider skull of tetanuran dinosaur the 3 finger dinosaur there is lots hole in dinosaur skull were tissue go true t.rex and modern crocodilian have wider tetanuran skull like mammal the reason for that because gator is tyrannosaur a advance tyrannosaur both are full palate dinosaur that were started .full palate are rare in thecodont only found in tyrannosaur the weaker t.rex secondary bony palate is short the advance tyrannosaur spinosauridae and the gator is full this is mesoeucrocodylia feature and lack of neural arch big sail neural spine for big death roll muscle it is a system death roll started in spinosauridae the first mesoeucrocodylia that United dinosaur in to modern crocodilian the legs of gator move to side in a death roll they do not use there legs the design very simular to snakes but snakes are from primitive line they never had neural arch lack of neural arch are very rare in thecodont .dinosaur have weaker bite force that why the grasp there prey they only have 2 bone fuse to braincase gator have 6 like mammal . birds velociraptor bird never grasp there prey there finger claws and thumb are made to climb trees that why flightless bird velociraptor still has those claws the early bird had thumb like human .and it’s very dumb to call a gator primitive it’s like calling insect more advance than a mammal it’s has fully secondary bony palate and lacrimal foraman found in advance dinosaur and it is bipedal Allthou there is lies about that even thou arms are smaller than legs a classic bipedal feature yeah they can sprawl and dinosaur can not because they are semi aquatic animals the ankle change the peg ankle but it’s a dinosaur design it’s show fusion proterosuchus never show fusion they have no peg ankle allso lack a peg like femur and does not fuse to fibula tibia a tetanuran feature 4 finger dinosaur only one of bone is fuse gator only have 2 sacrum like bipedal early dinosaur herrerasaurus but fossil bipedal gator type mesoeucrocodylia had 3 and have brain feature found in bipedal dinosaur and gator has 5 finger but it’s common for marine reptile grow there finger back it only has 3 finger claws like tetanuran dinosaur it still has big thumb claws a common feature in tetanuran and long carpal modern crocodilian lack 4th toe claw early eusuchian mesoeucrocodylia had a 4th toe claw like primitive spinosauridae .gator has cat eyes likely modern crocodilian are warm blooded advance spleen and advance kidney all link to warm bloodiness the top line mammal have advance spleen the horse great flying birds have big lungs like the gator dinosaur were allways fast animal gator monster eusuchian centra vertebrae joints it’s design survive fast attack on prey animal if they do not have it the backbone will break house cat have simular system if it was normal reptile it will die evolve system like that with those primitive organs .crocodilian ancestor has to be fast animal that the dinosaur proven by science you have fast mammal without those system that why crocodilian bones is of warm blooded animal because it’s warm blooded air sac monitor lizard do have these bone.that why gator advance pectoral girdle a flight feature it is not use for flight but for ground speed just like furcula which is found birds and dinosaur but there different between birds and dinosaur furcula .dinosaur furcula is not like modern bird archaeopteryx microraptor furcula is like modern bird the furcula is fuse to sternum by science ruling they are good flying bird archaeopteryx is not that primitive what evolutionist is looking for but it has the more primitive furcula the dinosaur u shape furcula the v shape furcula found in microraptor and modern birds .archaeopteryx modern furcula why is not making the press because it wil be end of badit scientist and tabloid news but you can easy find story on internet yeah couple of old fossil did not have fuse furcula they were juvenile or no bone at all but they did find a good fossil .since dinosaur have furcula you can tell it use is arm quadrupedal as launching tool to get more speed clearly did not use it a lot they can not rotate there arms but can use there arm to side by fossil record clearly they are fast bone started to fuse because high pressure it’s there to prevent bones from breaking that why head killing dinosaur like t.rex there arms are small but strong and carnotaurus row boat fuse elbow and fingers like up right lizard with mammal gait arms of theropod are very robust birds maniraptoran bird are not and oviraptor bird allso found bird bipedal hip feature and the hole in hollow bones on leg found in today’s birds in the same place and another famous lie gator do have hollow bones even got a scientific name same place were most theropod has it but it’s not like birds or dinosaur but other peg ankle dinosaur do have bird hollow bones but that does not matter gator came from spinosauridae these are very primitive dinosaur that lack Cingulum teeth more close to triceratops but do have wider skull so close to tetanuran gator is a tyrannosaur t.rex was the first have advance thecodont teeth found in today gator just like death roll started out in spinosauridae it was design to kill t.rex not fish and gator become king of dinosaur mesoeucrocodylia dinosaur has the superior technology in irritator the neck is design to kill fish same design is found in the gator because they are same animal only one animal scientist look at as dinosaur it allways been it was gator because it was advance it had flat skull like spinosauridae nose point to sky not like mammal skull lack of Cingulum 5 finger claw protosuchus and protosuchus already is a dinosaur that the reason every bandit scientist with big numbers do not believe badit because found dinosaur allready it’s a gator tabloid museum tryed to cover it up but it well known in scienctific world and gator do have open hip socket not as open like some of fossil gator type mesoeucrocodylia modern crocodilylia walk is not link amphibians lizard mammal and weight of foot is different from mammal because they are bipedal and there ancestor very bipedal and every dinosaur have a bipedal tail include gator and very aquatic flightless dinosaur pterosaur some are hybrid aquatic tail found in gator ceratosaurus duck bill dinosaur advance pterosaur .spinosauridae had very fast legs like carnotaurus but do not have eusuchian fast centra joint in water you have more of drag and harder kill animal in water that why spinosauridae bite force is so strong t.rex was a land animal like most dinosaur just did not have answer for mesoeucrocodylia they just took over modern crocodilian very dangerous animal even mammal have no answer for them they had weaponry to do it and did it
Coelophysis on October 25, 2019:
Dinosaur are alive it is a gator because palate science and sensoritive dot skin and lack of neural arch and a big sail hump back sail
Lauchlan on October 22, 2019:
Dinosaurs are still alive have you heard of birds
cryptid (author) from USA on June 27, 2019:
@Sovereign Grace - Your point is well taken. But, be aware that Komodo dragons have a different scientific classification. They are not dinosaurs or even closely related to dinosaurs.
Sovereign Grace on June 26, 2019:
In response to "this is stupid', the Komodo Dragon is a dinosaur that still exists today in Indonesia. And there have been many accounts of dragons (renamed dinosaurs around 1840) over the past 2000 years or so, including from the armies of Alexander the Great, Marco Polo, Josephus and Native Americans.
Nathan on May 31, 2019:
It’s funny how ‘alleged science’ rules out possibilities with no chain of evidence. We have an unbroken lineage from Adam to Jesus, multiple witnesses, evidence in historical places and references, yet people doubt him. This is only 2,000 years ago, but we have over-religious evolutionary nuts going back 65 million years with no chain of evidence or verifiable dating system, couple that with the fact a majority of the earth has yet to be discovered. Is there a possibility that something thought to be extinct still exists? Not only a possibly but a probability. Science is repeatable observations, you can’t observe something that happened prior to your existence without evidence of a beginning time. Why do evolutionist timelines shift and why is there no consensus timeline? Better yet why can’t you explain how large the sun would be 65 million years ago or where the moon would be? You can, but you’d have to accept the only documented history of Creation, problem solved, you are welcome
Nathan on April 13, 2019:
Fascinating, as Spock would say. To that, I would point interested readers to "Dragons or Dinosaurs" by Derek Isaacs, and "In the Beginning" by Dr. Walt Brown, as supplemental material. Both books make solid arguments for the idea that much of what we were all taught in school may, in fact, be incorrect.
john on March 25, 2019:
it does not surprise me at all if they are still out there because the earth is not millions of years old. the dinos that came off the ark kept on repopulating until the earth filled back up with them again. sadly, the ice age and man hunting them killed most of them out. but it is possible that the beasts escaped to Africa, the most remote place in the world.
Michael Lewis on December 15, 2018:
I believe dinosaurs still exist to this very day. It’s a shame that mans greed and hunger for power make it unsafe to explore the remote areas of our planet. If possible, I’d quit coaching basketball and pursue a life long dream of pursuing such potential living dinosaurs.
Thameer on November 27, 2018:
I’ve read a book name “living dinosaurs”,which made me feel like dinosaurs are still living,like the large,flying pterodactyle,a three horned triceratops,and a lochness monster,or a plesiosaurs,as I named it.This will prove that dinosaurs are still living today
Koketso on November 26, 2018:
I do believe thats dinosaurs still exists , a friend of mine just saw one today at springs near sharon park and she has a video to prove it . I just dont know how to post it on this blog
Hey There on November 09, 2018:
I have heard many accounts and believe dinos to still be alive, and many older people have seen them, if you are wondering what I mean dragons, the word dinosaur wasn't invented until relatively recently so they called them dragons instead. There are also thousands if not millions of aquatic dinosaurs around, even if the majority of land ones were wiped out the sea would be largely unaffected
frank girimonte on October 05, 2018:
I believe its possible for them to still exist an one main reason is that the earth is not millions of years old so neither are the dinosaurs.They still find fossils and remnants with hair / skin and intact tissue so its not possible for that to be 200 million years old. Open your eyes and your mind and think about it
Natalie on September 06, 2018:
can they please send some people to explore already
Mrs.Santosh Nath. on September 02, 2018:
It's possible that dinosaurs or a remnant of that species still roam in the jungles of Africa. Its a huge and quite dangerous continent, and inspite of all the explorations, a few remnants might still be hidden in its lush jungles here and there.
elGreco on August 23, 2018:
These creatures survived : Crocodiles , alligators and allsorts of large turtles , sea turtles, Coelacanth etc. survived . so why not a hand full of illusive dinosaurs.
MAUSIZU on August 22, 2018:
Great article! Have to say that the person anonymous which wrote some comments on this page som years ago has a lot of knowledge about this theme. Dinosaurs should have gone extinct some 65 million years ago, but the kongo basin is the most plausible place for a dinosaur to have survived that long. The climate and temperature is at least ressembling that enviroment.
I’m back on August 02, 2018:
Micah, I think that you have more belief in “divine creation”, but how could anything form out of nothing without it? I think it that both of them worked together: “God” created the “Big Bang” which formed asteroids, black holes, worm holes, etc., then created cells to form organic life forms such as dinosaurs, crocodiles, alligators, fish, so on, to then evolve into birds, cats, apes, dogs, whales, and then apes evolved into humans
Read my comment or I will get you! on August 02, 2018:
I believe some dinosaurs are still alive. I think it’s highly unlikely, if not impossible, for every dinosaur to have been blown to bits. Especially subnautic dinosaurs.
emma on July 31, 2018:
It is really possible that real live dinosaurs still live because after the dinosaurs died there was still crocodiles and snakes living .
brandon on July 17, 2018:
its possible and I belive it
Adamo Cloud on July 16, 2018:
Nice. Quite possible they still exist. Once personal flying machines become perfected and with a large range then there will be no need to explore on foot.. u can fly in... take photos recordings and samples and place telemetry devices on animals for tracking then fly out. With advancements in that flying technology today ‘twill only be about 10 years away.
Farhab on July 13, 2018:
Nice article i believe
Bryan on July 01, 2018:
We know more about the moon and Mars, than we do about 70& of our own planet. Knowing that, NOW ask you'r self do Dino's still are alive today.
Joe on June 20, 2018:
I have seen dinosaurs. They are cool.
Hinge on June 10, 2018:
I am not sure if there can be dinosaurs living but if there is it would be fun to meet one!
Jacob Elliott on May 10, 2018:
It is highly possible for dinosaurs to live in a highly remote area because the earth still has many unexplored wonders.
S.A.S on February 09, 2018:
I believe it with all my heart!!
Kid on February 04, 2018:
i do believe they’re still alive even maybe only one of them
John on January 17, 2018:
The earth isn't 100's of 100,000,000's years old. So I think some types of dinosaurs could still be alive. In fact recently they've found fossils with skin still intact.
AlaynaReal on December 31, 2017:
I do Believe my Brother doesn’t believe it I do
joshua on December 05, 2017:
i would go into that jungle anyday with the right amount of resources and whatever is needed im curious as hell to find something new in this world.
Maurice Glaude from Mobile on November 19, 2017:
That would be so interesting to find out. It is hard to believe though that no one has gotten to the truth of this yet. It, being so controversial sounds like a big check to anyone who could capture even a decent picture.
Muhammad on September 17, 2017:
I think dinosaurs are still alive
Daniel bazzi on August 28, 2017:
I'm not sure if all fossils can still be found I'm sure that it be found
No one knows some people found fossils in 1907 I'm not sure what is the year but i guess that fossils can be found science has a history of fossils a shark fossils are nearly in most beaches they hunted the others
Sceptic on August 21, 2017:
There have only a very few species been discovered that belong to branches of the animal tree that were thought to have gone extinct long ago. One of them is Latimeria chalumnae, a fish that can become quite large but not really giant and lives in fairly deep waters of the ocean. Remains of it (e.g. carcasses) would sink to the ocean floor where noone could ever find it. Hence it took until the early 20th century for this fish to be discovered by western scientists. Non-avian dinosaurs, however, live in fact in the same environment than men do, i.e. the earth's surface. This is a "two-dimensional" environment in which hiding is more difficult than in the "three-dimensional" ocean and in which carcasses could be much easier spotted by men, especially carcasses of very large to giant animals.
@Patrick ginn: The whole question is, to a certain degree, comparable to the question of whether you will die today or not. You cannot entirely rule out that you will die (heart attack, traffic accident, crime), but because there is not a single hint 0f it (you are young, healthy, driving safe and living in a safe neighbourhood), the probability seems to be so very low, that you surely wouldn't take it really into consideration.
Patrick ginn on August 16, 2017:
Wow I have for the last two day looking up thing just to prove dinosaurs are real I mean they have found other thing thought to be extent why couldn't dinosaurs be one of them I'm probably going to have nightmares for the rest of my life but it will be worth it to see the face of my mom and the rest of my family when I do
Sceptic on July 21, 2017:
It is hard for a very large creature to hide and the African jungle is well explored by a whole lot of 1st world scientists: botanists, zoologists, anthropologists, geologists... Some of them may have reported to have "seen" a dinosaur-like creature, but if such creatures exist today, why isn't there more than only alleged personal encounters? Why isn't there a single bone, a single piece of skin not even a single tooth of an extant non-avian dinosaur to support such roumors? It is this complete lack of "hard" unequivocal evidence which makes me convinced that non-avian dinosaurs went completely extinct 65 million years ago or maybe a few million years later.
Amy on June 24, 2017:
Well this is just my opinion, but I saw a few comments on this thread where people asked if they're still alive today, then how come the dinasours didn't evolve like all the other species of animal. I think its because the species only go through evolution if they NEED to go through evolution if that makes sense, due to environmental changes in their living environment. For example if a domestic cat suddenly lived in colder climates, the next generations of that cat would start to have thicker fur or longer claws.. But if the cat lives in its "usual" environment, same with its future generation, it wouldn't really have to change its characteristics. So if there were dinosaurs that lived in climates that are still similar to some of the areas of the world today, they dont necessarily have to look different.. But like I said that's just my opinion anyway :)
Ankan das on June 17, 2017:
I don't have any idea about that ,but how much we know about our earth.If these animals still exixts it will be a great problem for humans to survive.
Dinocava on June 07, 2017:
Micah, I'm afraid you do not know how evolution works. I recommend you do some more research on the topic. And there really is no evidence to support a "divine creation", please keep your religious ideas away from the scientific community.
Btw on the topic of dinosaurs still being alive, it is very much possible. It's really a massive world tbh, and we haven't really explored much of it. There could be remote, dense jungles which are populated by dinosaurs, it's really hard to believe that ALL of them died out. We just gotta keep looking.
cryptid (author) from USA on May 13, 2017:
@Austin. I appreciate the compliments, but please do not copy this article or any other articles you find on this site. However, you are free to link to them if you wish.
Austin Charma on May 11, 2017:
Wow!!! i looked through all this and i love the info. it will be great use for my project :)
I am repuesting permission to copy some of this.
Infernido on April 19, 2017:
I enjoyed reading this article, I really love Dinosaurs, ever since i was little. but like many, i have my doubts that Dinosaurs are still alive today. but the world still has much for us left to be discovered!
Even if we were to find a dinosaur, it would most likely to be a descendants of the Dinosaurs we know from books and study (like crocodiles and birds), not a the real deal itself. some parts of earth might have been isolated from the mass extinction,so it gave the remaining dinosaurs a chance to live on, but had to evolve if they were to survive the knew world they were facing, millions of years further to the time we have now.
but I have a question: even if we were to find a real live dinosaur, what would happend then? because earth is still facing global challenges, one of them is poaching. even if we were to find a dinosaur, wouldnt that be a risk for them to go extinct again if poachers were to take the risk to kill them off for their valuables?
I am just saying: maybe we should searching for them before we have taken care of our own problems first, before we going extinct like them.
jp on March 13, 2017:
I'm a christian that believes the bible
And which also believe in living dino
someone on February 28, 2017:
the article was great. i hope some day i get to find a dinosaur. And i enjoyed reading this too.
ashcoi on February 17, 2017:
In 2010 I saw a flying dinosaur. I was driving a car alone, on my way to pick up my sister. Anyway, I'm driving behind a man who is driving a mini-van, we are both going down a little part of the road that was like a hill, at the bottom of the hill there were two fields. one on each side of the road. I see the man looking out of his window which made me look up. I looked up at the sky and there was a huge flying bird like animal above us. I looked back at the road and witnessed the man swerve off the road and flip his van into one of the fields. I know he was afraid of what he saw, just like I was. I was stunned from the entire experience and I know this is evil but I never stopped to talk to the man. I drove right passed. I've never known of anything like that besides a few of the larger birds that may live around the area. this was not one of those birds, it was huge and the only thing I can compare it to is a dinosaur. It sounds so crazy and that sucks but I know what I saw and I know that man saw it too. and he was afraid too! I wish I would have stopped and talked to him so I knew I wasn't alone in this. It was in upstate New York and no one believes me.
ECH on February 13, 2017:
Yes, many creatures that scientists believed to be extinct have actually been sighted throughout the world to the present day. The dense, moist Congo jungles of Africa provide ideal conditions for many of the remaining enormous dinosaur-like animals - most of which had died out from the typically drier post worldwide flood climate change. In North America, scientists are discovering blood and unfossilized bones of such creatures - which supports a very recent existence for these giants. Ironically, evolution scientists are stubbornly unwilling to evolve their own theories even upon new clearly revealing discoveries!
jessymyers on February 13, 2017:
I thought that dinosaurs weren't alive
Don on September 27, 2016:
Dinosaurs are still alive, they never went extinct. Birds are dinosaurs, why cant people accept that.
Dark World on August 13, 2016:
Bill Gibbons has done tons of research in the field concerning Mokele-mbembe, so I'm surprised his name is not mentioned here.
anon on July 18, 2016:
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....
Micah on June 14, 2016:
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.
minx on June 06, 2016:
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?
GO NZ on May 26, 2016:
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 on May 26, 2016:
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.
Brachiosaurus rex on December 23, 2015:
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
cryptid (author) from USA on October 13, 2015:
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.
King Cole on October 12, 2015:
Modern day animal fossils found with dinosaur fossils prove that all of these animals are contemporary animals, well within 6000 years old.
elaina on August 10, 2015:
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
Ricardo on July 22, 2015:
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.
Matthew on July 15, 2015:
Lake victoria has a dinosaur in it very positive
Radeane on July 15, 2015:
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
cryptid (author) from USA on December 31, 2014:
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!
jo jo on December 30, 2014:
if they were proved to still exist no one would care
peachy from Home Sweet Home on December 20, 2014:
the big lizards are extinct, that we all know but it is nice to have the imagination
cryptid (author) from USA on December 09, 2014:
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.
joe on December 08, 2014:
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.
wildmike_13 on November 28, 2014:
Its most unlikely that dinosaurs are still alive but good article. You also lakced in evidence.
Erica Ligocki from Colorado on November 27, 2014:
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!
Snakesmum on November 13, 2014:
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.
cryptid (author) from USA on October 09, 2014:
Thanks, person. Interesting theory!
person on October 08, 2014:
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?
Emily Tack from USA on October 05, 2014:
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!
cryptid (author) from USA on October 01, 2014:
I agree, Shiny. In fact, most dinosaurs would no doubt find us humans pretty easy to catch!
ShinyPokemon9875 on October 01, 2014:
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.
cryptid (author) from USA on September 17, 2014:
Very interesting Nanishi. I've heard stories about large birds still existing in that part of the country.
Nanishi on September 16, 2014:
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.
Champ fan on September 14, 2014:
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.
cryptid (author) from USA on September 09, 2014:
Thanks jj! It is certainly fun to ponder what may be out there.
JJ Heathcoat from Arizona on September 09, 2014:
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.
cryptid (author) from USA on August 29, 2014:
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.
1234rr on August 28, 2014:
@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.
cryptid (author) from USA on August 19, 2014:
Thanks NanahoChan! It would be kinda cool to find a living dinosaur!
Noshin Rahman from Canada on August 18, 2014:
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.
cryptid (author) from USA on July 12, 2014:
@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!