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British Scientists solved the Mystery of Legendary Himalayan Yeti

Oct 17, 2013 16:52 IST

British Scientists in their research have come to the conclusion that the legendary Himalayan yeti may be a sub-species of brown bear. DNA tests on hair samples from Yeti revealed that they matched those from an ancient polar bear.

The scientists provided explanation that the animal is a hybrid of polar bears and brown bears. Scientsits conducted the DNA tests on hairs from two unidentified animals, one from Ladakh in northern India on the west of the Himalayas and the other from Bhutan, 1285km (800 miles) further east.

The results were then compared with the genomes of other animals that are stored on a database of all published DNA sequences.
The Yeti or Abominable Snowman is said to be an ape-like cryptid taller than an average human that inhabits the Himalayan region of Nepal and Tibet.

The names Yeti and Meh-Teh are commonly used by the people indigenous to the region and are part of their history and mythology.
The scientific community generally regards the Yeti as a legend because of the lack of conclusive evidence.

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