Mangarsahoc

The mangarsahoc is an unknown donkey-like animal reported in the Ankaizina Mountains in the sparsely populated north-central highlands. It’s described as resembling a donkey, but with brown fur, a large mane, round hooves, and long ears that shield its face from the sun. They are often thought to be very rare, and are extremely fast. For an unknown reason, many locals think the mangarsahoc eat plants and, dubiously, also believe they are man-eaters. Interestingly, it would be the only hoofed animal in Madagascar if confirmed to exist.

An illustration of a mangarsahoc by Philippe Coudray