kathmandu - The myth of the Yeti, or the terrible snowman, is ineradicable. The giant monkey has been observed for centuries in the Himalayas and the Tibetan Highlands. Scientists have investigated nine alleged traces of the Yeti. The result is sobering: it concerns eight bears and a dog.
The traces studied include hair and teeth, as found by the inhabitants of the mountains in Nepal, Bhutan and China. The scientists from, for example, the university in Buffalo in the US released the latest genetic techniques on the examples presented. But the hair turned out to be bears and the teeth belonged to the teeth of a dog, The Guardian reports.
However, the traces of some bears were not entirely at home. The scientists say that it is an unknown type of bear. The researchers also examined 'evidence' of several museums and animal parks. In these cases too, it was material from the brown bear that lives in the Himalayas.