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Nandi Bear

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posted on May, 11 2005 @ 03:45 AM
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I know this has been posted before, but i want to knowwhat u people think. The Nandi bear is the most highly renowned mysterious creature of Africa. Many stories have been told of the Nandi Bear by natives for 100s of years. Herodutus in his early wrightings explained that there were bears in the congo. The Nandi Bear has had a a number of attacks on natives, and is said to still be continuing today. Westerners have even reported sightings of the nandi bear, describing as very large a bit larger than a lion with a bear shaped body and a troting run like that of a bear. It is thought of being a large undiscovered type of hyena, a prehistoric bear (atlas bear) or a large baboon. Someone should go in and find the thing. ID try but iv got to go to uni.


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posted on May, 11 2005 @ 03:51 AM
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Hey interesting...

www.cryptozoology.com...



The features of the Nandi Bear are indeed bear-like, from its general appearance to its movement. There is also the fact that it has been said to stand upright, which bears can indeed do.

As stated earlier bears are now absent from Africa, there is however one African bear that fits the general description of the Nandi Bear. The Atlas bear was a small brown bear known to have lived up until the Paleolithic. Its description is like that of the Nandi Bear, it was rather small for a bear and is thought to have had a fur of a dark color.

Some reports of the Nandi Bear have it waiting in a tree for a possible victim to pass by. Being a small bear the Atlas bear could easily perform these deeds. One thing holding back the likelihood of the Atlas bear being the Nandi Bear is the fact that its range was in Northern Africa. It is also the only bear to have a fossil record in Africa, so an Atlas bear surviving in East Africa seems highly unlikely.

It could of course be an unknown species of bear, however there is no fossil record to back up this fact. There still is the chance that an ancient species of bear could yet to be discovered as both a fossil and a living animal, science will have to keep looking before we know for sure.



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