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What Scientists Are Saying About Army's "Yeti" Footprint Photos

New Delhi, 30 April 2019

The Indian Army surprised the world by releasing photos late on Monday night of what it claims to be the footprints of the elusive mythical creature, Yeti. The "Abominable Snowman", as the Yeti is also known, has been a topic of speculation because irrefutable scientific evidence has eluded scientists so far.
Photo: via twitter handle @neeraj_rajput
Reacting to the photos of the possible Yeti footprints released by the Indian Army, Deepak Apte, director of the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS), said the latest claims do need some attention.

"Coming from the Indian Army, this claim of finding the Yeti deserves a degree of attention. In the natural world, mysterious things do occur. However, unless proved with evidence and backed with a credible scientific publication it is best left as an amateur speculation that needs to be debated further," Dr Apte told NDTV.

BNHS is a top institution for exploring India's natural world and has launched several expeditions in the search of lost or unknown species.

In a tweet, the Army said, "For the first time, an Indian Army Moutaineering Expedition Team has sited Mysterious Footprints of mythical beast 'Yeti' measuring 32x15 inches close to Makalu Base Camp on 09 April 2019. This elusive snowman has only been sighted at Makalu-Barun National Park in the past."


Dr Sinha says he believes these could be pugmarks of the Himalayan Brown Bears walking on fresh snow. "Sometimes, these bears walk upright on their hind legs and are known to leave impressions that make people believe that they have stumbled on tell-tale signs left behind by Yeti." - NDTV

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