Kakundakari

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Kakundakari
Country Congo
Region(s) Central Africa

Kakundakari is an appellation for a crypto-hominid said to dwell in the forests of Central Africa, the name having been introduced into popular Western use by Swiss zoological collector Charles Cordier, who reported having encountered the creature after it became entangled in a bird snare. It has subsequently become conflated with the agogwe of East Africa by many popular writers.

According to Cordier's relation of regional native accounts (in Boys' Life of November 1965), the male kakundakari stands 5½ feet (1.7m) tall, the female 4 feet (1.2m), and the creature lives diurnally, scavenging for "crabs, snails, and birds" as principal means of sustenance.

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