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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Yeti is not a polar bear... it is a brown one


Over a year ago I posted about a paper that proved that Yeti and Polar Bears were related. But now another paper seems to disprove the original paper: Gutiérrez EE, Pine RH (2015). No need to replace an “anomalous” primate (Primates) with an “anomalous” bear (Carnivora, Ursidae). ZooKeys 487: 141-154. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.487.9176. The new paper says that: "We have concluded that there is no reason to believe that the two samples came from anything other than Brown Bears." In other words, bears that DO live in the region.


The point is: how could have bears fooled local folk into believing that the hairs were of a strange primate?




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1 comment:

  1. Local folk actually tend not to represent Yeti as demons. They represent them as demons.

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