Badigui or Ngakula-ngu is a dinosaur-like animal of Central Africa (The Brouchouchou (near Ippy) and Gounda Rivers, Central African Republic;possibly Equatorial Guinea.), similar to the Mokele-Mbembe.

Serpentine. Snake-like markings, lighter underneath. Flat, snakelike head. Neck, 10–12 feet long. Aquatic. Browses on tree branches without leaving the water. Strangles hippopotamuses but does not eat them.



About 1890, a Banda-Mbrès tribesman named Moussa saw a Badigui eating the large leaves of a tree (genus Mitra-gyna) near a stream in the Bakala District of Central African Republic. Its head was a bit larger than a python’s, and its neck was much longer than a giraffe’s. The skin was as smooth as a snake’s, with similar markings.


In 1928, a Badigui crushed a field of manioc belonging to the chief of Yetomane, Central African Republic, and left wide tracks. About the same time, it killed a hippopotamus in the River Brouchouchou. Lucien Blancou’s gun bearer Mitikata told him that, in about 1930 near Ndélé, Central African Republic, he had seen Badigui's tracks, which were as wide as a truck

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