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Type Dinosaurs and Pterosaurs
First Sighting Unknown
Last Sighting Unknown
Country Republic of Congo
Habitat Bounila and Elebo (villages)
Possible Population Unknown

Mbielu-Mbielu-Mbielu, or "the animal with planks growing out of its back" when translated, is an aquatic-based cryptid suggested to be a close relative of Stegosaurus living in the Likouala Region of the Republic of Congo.


Most sightings have only been reported by local villagers at the villages of Bounila and Ebolo, claiming that the creature has green algae on the exposed part of its body when coming up to the surface of the water. They fail to give an accurate description of the feet of Mbielu-Mbielu-Mbielu, saying that the creature was sighted when submerged in the waters.


The creature is said to be herbivorous, although no physical evidence of the creature has yet been collected, so this can not truly be stated with certainty. 

This cryptid appears to be very closely related to both prehistoric Stegosauridae, the python-like cryptid, Nguma-Monene, and the dinosaur-like cryptid Muhuru from the jungles of Kenya. Nguma-Monene has similar ridges running down its back and was also sighted in the Republic of Congo while Muhuru has an almost identical appearance in comparison with Stegosaurus and Mbielu-Mbielu-Mbielu.

It is just one of many dinosaur-like creatures living around African rivers/lakes.