Friday, July 15, 2011

Creature Feature: The Nandi Bear

 The Nandi Bear is a creature that many people believe lives in the wild of Africa. It gets its name from the Nandi people who live in West Kenya. There is no current physical evidence of the Nandi Bear but many of the local people tell stories of seeing it in the wild.

While physical descriptions vary, it’s often described as being large and covered in dark fur. It’s most distinctive feature is its bear-like face. Many think that the Nandi Bear is actually some sort of hyena, or large cat but locals often refer to it as a type of unidentified baboon. Witnesses claim it can stand on its hind legs and can reach up to six feet in height. It’s thought to hunt and kill both people and livestock, making this creature on you probably want to avoid.

Coleman, Loren and Jerome Clark. “Cryptozoology A to Z, The Encyclopedia of Loch Monsters, Sasquatch, Chucpacabras, and Other Authentic Mysteries of Nature.” Simon & Schuster.


  1. You know...there are very few creatures that I can even think of that you have covered on your blog that I would ever want to meet. "Making this a creature you want to avoid" seems somehow to apply universally to all paranormal critters (in other words).

  2. I suppose that's true. Maybe I should post a few of the more cuddly creatures on here!