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`Oriental yeti` discovered in China

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 6, 2010 - 13:42

London: Scientists have discovered a creature, dubbed the "oriental yeti", which looks like a bear, has a tail like a kangaroo and the voice of a cat, after it emerged from ancient woodlands in remote central China.

A team is now examining the hairless beast which was trapped by hunters in Sichuan province after locals reported spotting what they initially thought was a bear, `The Daily
Telegraph` reported.

"It looks a bit like a bear but it doesn`t have any fur and it has a tail like a kangaroo. It also does not sound like a bear -- it has a voice more like a cat and it`s calling
all the time -- perhaps it is looking for the rest of its kind or maybe it`s the last one?
"There are local legends of a bear that used to be a man and some people think that`s what we caught," hunter Lu Chin was quoted as saying.
Local animal experts now plan to ship the mystery beast to scientists in Beijing who will perform DNA tests on the beast.


First Published: Tuesday, April 6, 2010 - 13:42
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