Buffalo, New York State.
November 29, 2017.
A new study trashes speculation on body samples found in the Himalayas said to belong the mysterious creature Yeti as fake.
University of Buffalo scientists say the eight specimens, including bones, teeth, skin, hair and faecal samples, come from bears and one from dog.
DNA tests proved they were nothing to do with hairy human-like creatures living in remote regions of Nepal and Tibet.
University of Buffalo lead scientist Dr Charlotte Lindqvist says, “Our findings strongly suggest that the biological underpinnings of the Yeti legend can be found in local bears, and our study demonstrates that genetics should be able to unravel other, similar mysteries. Clearly, a big part of the Yeti legend has to do with bears.”
All the remnants, collected from the Himalayas and Tibetan Plateau, were claimed to be evidence for the existence of the Abominable Snowman or Yeti.