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Graphic shows details and location of Yeti samples and jawbone of ancient polar bear found in Svalbard
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DNA sheds light on Yeti claims

October 18, 2013 - Research by a British scientist has concluded that the legendary Himalayan yeti may in fact be a hybrid of ancient polar bears and brown bears. Oxford University genetics professor Bryan Sykes found that he had a 100% match with a sample from an ancient polar bear jawbone found in Svalbard, Norway, that dates back to between 40,000 and 120,000 years ago – a time when the polar bear and closely related brown bear were separating as different species.

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PUBLISHED:18/10/2013; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images, Ólafur Ingólfsson
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