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The yeti is the name given to a putative large primate-like creature reported to live in the Himalayas. Certain physical evidence such as tracks and nests have suggested to some that it is an unknown primate, a remnant hominid, or a type of bear.

The yeti is sometimes referred to (especially in the popular press) as the "Abominable Snowman". That name came into usage when a reporter mistranslated a Nepali name for the yeti.

Enthusiasts theorize that these reported creatures could be present-day specimens of the giant ape Gigantopithecus. Without additional evidence, this suggestion must be regarded as highly speculative.

Cryptozoologists have largely dismissed it as a legend after careful examinations of eye-witness reports and statistical evidence. Well-financed expeditions have failed to turn up any positive evidence of its existence.

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