Explorers embark on hunt for ‘African Loch Ness Monster’ Mokele-mbeme
A group of intrepid explorers are embarking on an expedition to track down the elusive lake monster Mokele-mbeme – known as the African Loch Ness Monster.
This modern-day dinosaur is believed to live in the jungle rivers of the Congo in Africa.
Now a team of explorers is setting out to discover once and for all whether Africa’s monster is fact or fiction.
The team of dino hunters arrived in the Congo capital of Brazzaville on Tuesday with an array of firearms for protection.
‘It would be wholly unwise to travel where we are going without firearms,’ said spokesman for the group Joe Marrero, 28.
‘We plan to be in the jungle for three months searching for the mokele and other new species and can only carry so much food.’
He and two others – expedition leader and biologist Stephen McCullah, 21, and Sam Newton, 22, all from the US – begin their search next month.
Over 80 per cent of Congo remains unexplored, according to recent government figures.