Friday, July 25, 2008

Mystery ape-like creature found in India?

BBC reports:
Scientists in the UK who have examined hairs claimed to belong to a yeti in India say that an initial series of tests have proved inconclusive. Ape expert Ian Redmond says the hairs have a "startling resemblance" to similar hairs collected by Everest conqueror Sir Edmund Hillary. He told the BBC the Indian hairs are "potentially very exciting". After extensive microscope examinations, the hairs will now be sent to separate labs for DNA analysis. The little known Indian version of the legendary yeti - or abominable snow man - is an ape-like creature called mande barung - or forest man. READ MORE