Thursday, July 13, 2006

KOMODO DRAGONS - Ninki-Nanka and the Monster Detectives

An interesting story from the Independent Online about the "Ninki-Nanka", a mythical, 30 foot giant reptile that is supposed to dwell in the mangrove swamps of the Gambian jungle.
Once, the komodo dragon was thought to exist only in folklore. What other mythical beasts might we find if we look hard enough? Helen Brown meets the man on the trail of the ninki-nanka...
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The "dragon" is rumoured to look rather like a game of zoological "consequences", possessing the body of a crocodile, the neck of a giraffe and the head of a horse with three horns. Less fantastically, the team's leader, Richard Freeman of the Centre for Fortean Zoology, suspects the ninki-nanka of being a species of colossal monitor lizard. "Whatever the truth," he says, "this is the first dedicated expedition to search for this animal."
Full story at the Independent Online.

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