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Amali
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Background
Type Living Dinosaur
First Sighting Early 1880
Last Sighting 17th Century
Country Africa
Habitat Gabon Lakes
Possible Population Small

The Amali is a dinosaur-like cryptid from the lakes of Gabon. It is similar to another African dinosaur-like cryptid, Mokele Mbembe and the N'yamala.

Description

The Amali is an amphibious dinosaur-like creature that has three claws on each foot. Its footprints are "about the size of a good frying pan."

The Amali shares its habitat with another aquatic dinosaur-like cryptid, the Jago-Nini. The Amalis also have a tendency to break ivory trees.

Sightings

The adventurer Alfred Aloysis "Trader" Horn allegedly discovered a cave painting of an Amali, chiselled it out, and sent it as a gift to the U.S president, Ulysses S. Grant. This incident most likely occurred in the early 1880's, after Grant left office. The "old men'll tell you what their grandfathers saw but they still believe it's there" quote implies that they were last seen in the 17th century. With such a long time since a sighting, It is more than likely that Amalis are now extinct.

Explanations

The Amali, and other alleged dinosaurs in the area, could be a remnant population of sauropods or similar dinosaurs. It is possible it may have been an misidentification or exaggeration of existing animals.

Sources

  • Eberhart, George M. (2002) Mysterious Creatures: A Guide to Cryptozoology ABC-CLIO, Inc. ISBN 1-57607-283-5
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