Nzefu-Loi or Water Elephant is a water lion of Central Africa (Lakes near the Lualaba River between Bukama and Kaniamba, Democratic Republic of the Congo). Nearly the size of a hippopotamus.  Long neck. Short and heavy ivory tusks. Hairy tail like a horse’s. Amphibious. Formerly hunted by the Baluba people using special traps.

Possible explanationsEdit

  • The aquatic variety of the Pygmy Elephant
  • A surviving saber-toothed cat, also suggested by Heuvelmans. 
  • A sauropod dinosaur like an Apatosaurus, first proposed by Paul Bonnivair.