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`Yeti hair` in cave belongs to unknown mammal

Last Updated: Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 08:40

Moscow: In an astonishing claim, scientists have said that DNA tests of supposed `Yeti hair` found in a Siberian cave have revealed that it belongs to an unknown mammal closely related to humans.

The samples of hair were found in the Azasskaya Cave in the Mourt Shoriya area of Kemerovo region in Siberia during an international expedition last year.

"We had ten samples of hair to study, and have concluded that they belong to mammal, but not a human, and not the animals known to the area where they were found, like a bear, or wolf, or goat, or any other animal," said Professor Valentin Sapunov of the Russian State Hydrometeorological Institute.

Two tests carried out in Russia and the US agreed the hair came from a human-like creature which is not a Homo sapien yet is more closely related to man than a monkey, the Siberian times reported citing a regional government website in Russia.


First Published: Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 08:40

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