Creatures, Myths & Legends
Attenborough: 'the Yeti may be real'
By T.K. Randall
September 13, 2013 · 14 comments
The Yeti is thought to inhabit the Himalayas. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 2.0 Dirk Hartung
Naturalist Sir David Attenborough has stated that he believes the Yeti may be a real creature.
Speaking at a showcase for upcoming UKTV programmes, the 87-year-old expressed an interest in the legend of the abominable snowman and stated that he believed such a creature could potentially exist in the wilds of the Himalayas.
"I believe the Abominable Snowman may be real. I think there may be something in that," he said. "There are footprints that stretch for hundreds of miles and we know that in the 1930's a German fossil was found with these huge molars that were four or five times the size of human molars. They had to be the molars of a large ape, one that was huge, about 10 or 12 feet tall. It was immense."
Attenborough also went on to provide his views on how a creature like the Yeti may have survived for so long without being officially discovered and recognized by science.
"If you have walked the Himalayas there are these immense rhododrendron forests that go on for hundreds of square miles which could hold the Yeti," he said. "If there are some still alive and you walked near their habitat you can bet that these creatures may be aware of you, but you wouldn’t be aware of them."
Source: Radio Times
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