Yeti? Nope. It's a bear, UB biologist says

Published April 12, 2018 This content is archived.


A Q&A on Discover Wildlife, a publication of BBC Wildlife, interviews Charlotte Lindqvist, associate professor of biological sciences, about her research analyzing “yeti” pelts that were found to actually belong to brown bears and Asian black bears. “Our results from this research strongly suggest that the belief in yetis has its roots in biological facts and is closely connected to bears that still live in the region today. Personally, I have no doubt that the existence of a primate-like cryptic species in the Himalayan-Tibetan region is indeed a myth,” she said.

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