Are Bears To Blame For Yeti Sightings?

New report pours cold water on the legend of the half-human beast, saying three different bears are to blame for sightings.

It turns out, they report in the Royal Society journal Proceedings B, that the long-sought creature, also known as Yeti, is in fact a bear.

Or three different bears, to be precise: the Asian black, the Tibetan brown and Himalayan brown.

Each of these sub-species inhabits different niches on the roof the world, and all of them have probably been mistaken at one time or another for the “Wild Man of the Snows,” the scientists said.

“Our findings strongly suggest that the biological underpinnings of the Yeti legend can be found in local bears,” said lead scientist Charlotte Lindqvist, associate professor at the University of Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences.

The study is not the first to reduce the myth to bear facts, but it does amass an unprecedented wealth of genetic evidence gleaned from bone, tooth, skin, hair and fecal samples previously attributed to the cryptic creatures.

Read the full story here: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/29/not-yeti-scientists-say-abominable-snowman-is-a-bear

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