In Asia the ancient Bigfoot

Sasquatch or Yeti is the mysterious humanoid creature, pseudo-scientific evidence of the existence of which occasionally pop up in modern media. In order to try to discover an incredible creation from the Nepalese legend, was even invented by a science — cryptozoology, the study of the possible existence of mythological creatures or from the words of the “witnesses”. Despite the fact that the Bigfoot prints find everywhere in the Himalayan mountain areas, for the first time to “see” a giant Primate could a group of scientists from the University of Copenhagen through the analysis of ancient proteins from fossils they found a giant APE that lived millions of years ago in the forests of South-East Asia.

Reconstruction of extinct apes of gigantopithecus

Looked like Bigfoot?

As the portal livescience.comthe elusive Bigfoot, which is often compared to bipedal monkey twice the modern adult men really wandered a long time through the forests of South East Asia before you die a few hundred thousand years ago. After pioneering protein analysis of tooth enamel of a giant animal, the scientists were able to reconstruct the approximate shape of prehistoric creatures, and learn more about his way of life.

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As it turned out, gigantopithecus called scientists Blackie, had a three-meter height and weight, reaching 270 pounds. In addition, analysis of the teeth of the ancient animal have shown that the extinct “snow man” is not a close relative of the person, but rather like the modern orangutan, separated as a subspecies about 12 million years ago. It is believed that great apes eat mainly bamboo, due to the unique structure of their teeth, tailored to a thorough chewing of solid plant foods. In addition, the gigantopithecus could coexist with people of the species Homo Erectus, which began to penetrate into South Asia at the end of the Pleistocene. Despite the fact that the causes of extinction of these animals still unknown to official science, it is believed that “Bigfoot” simply could not compete for food sources with better adapted species — Homo erectus.

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Yeti in the representation of the artist

Summing up, it is safe to say that thanks to modern reconstructions, Gigantopithecus blacki or “Bigfoot” is really more like an orangutan, which is currently under threat of extinction because of poaching. Despite the fact that the new data confirm an evolutionary link between orangutans and gigantopithecus, to fully reconstruct the appearance of extinct APE scientists are unlikely ever to succeed due to the small amount of information obtained from the analysis of the protein of tooth enamel “Bigfoot”.

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