Heard of the “Bili Ape” at all?

by oneafrikan on July 25, 2007

Was chatting to Tim recently and he brought this up, looks pretty interesting… Not sure what to make of it, but I sure as hell don’t doubt there are still things we haven’t discovered yet, especially in a place like the Congo or the Amazon… Wonder what we’ll be saying about this in a few years?

_ Bili Ape – Wikipedia
Bili Ape, also Bondo Mystery Ape, is the name given to a large primate that is said to inhabit Bili Forest in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

_ Mail on Sunday article
Some locals say they are eight feet tall and weigh 20 stone. Others claim they are even bigger, equipped with huge flesh-ripping teeth and muscles capable of dismembering a man.

Forest dwellers have told visiting explorers and scientists of a ferocious grey ape, with the cunning of a chimpanzee and the power and size of a gorilla – and a taste for meat rather than the shrubbery loved by most apes.

_ The not so silly Bili Ape
The Dark Continent may yet harbour secrets long after its opening up by Western explorers. Karl Shuker examines the evidence for an unknown species of great ape reported in the jungles of the Congo.

Hat tip to Tim Shultz

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