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Updated on: Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 11:44 PM IST

What is Yeti? Indian Army claims to have spotted footprints of mythical beast on Himalayas

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New Delhi: The Indian Army has claimed that an expedition team sighted the “mysterious Footprints of mythical beast ‘Yeti'” at the Makalu Base Camp in the Himalayas. “For the first time, an #IndianArmy Moutaineering Expedition Team has sited mysterious footprints of mythical beast ‘Yeti’ measuring 32×15 inches close to Makalu Base Camp on April 9, 2019,” the Army’s Additional Directorate General of Public Information tweeted late on Monday.”This elusive snowman has only been sighted at Makalu-Barun National Park in the past,” it added.

What is Yeti?

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The Yeti is an ape-like creature, much taller and bigger than an average human.

It is covered in thick fur and is believed to inhabit the Himalayas, Siberia, Central and East Asia.

The creature is generally regarded as a legend since there is no solid proof of its existence.

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About Makalu-Barun National Park

The Makalu-Barun National Park is located in Nepal’s Limbuwan Himalayan region. It is the world’s only protected area with an elevation gain of more than 26,000 ft enclosing tropical forest as well as snow-capped peaks. “As they say nature, history and science never write their final story,” the Army said. Army also pointed out that they got the input 10 days ago but they hold on the information. “We tweeted as we thought prudent to excite scientific temper and rekindle the interest. Some of us who reject the story, surely shall have a definite answer to the evidences,” the Army said in the statement.

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Published on: Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 12:25 PM IST
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