J’ba Fofi

The J’ba fofi seen as a giant spider-like creature in a dark dell.

The J’ba fofi is an alleged giant spider that lives in the dense rainforest regions of Central and East Africa. Reports of the creature originated among the Baka people (formerly known as pygmies) who live in the rainforests of southeastern Cameroon, the northern Republic of the Congo, Gabon, and the southwest region of the Central … Read more


The Mokele-mbembe is a semi-aquatic creature seen here looking a little like a herbivore dinosaur in a swamp.

Described as a semi-aquatic creature, the Mokele-mbembe (the name translates to “one who stops the flow of rivers”) is said to inhabit the Congo River Basin. Description Scientists and explorers have been hunting beasts in Congo – without success – for centuries. The legend of the Mokele-mbembe, however, is somewhat more recent. In 1909, a … Read more

African Pygmy Elephant

The African pygmy elephant seen in the forest next to a man, standing about shoulder height to the human.

The African pygmy elephant (Loxodonta pumilio, also known as Loxodonta fransseni) is an alleged diminutive variety of the African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis). African pygmy elephants are allegedly native to the rainforests of Central Africa: The Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Equatorial Guinea. They live side by side with … Read more