Carl Hagenbeck (10 June 1844 – 14 April 1913) was a German zoo owner and animal collector.
He was one of the first Europeans to gather reports of the mokele-mbembe, which he described as "a huge monster, half elephant, half dragon" inhabiting the interior of Rhodesia, which he believed to be a surviving dinosaur similar to a Brontosaurus. He also described the chipekwe.
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ Hagenbeck, Carl (1912) Beasts and Men. Being Carl Hagenbeck's experiences for half a century among wild animals
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Coleman, Loren & Clark, Jerome (1999) Cryptozoology A to Z
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Eberhart, George (2002) Mysterious Creatures: A Guide to Cryptozoology
- ↑ Heuvelmans, Bernard (1955) On the Track of Unknown Animals