El ADN esclarece el misterio del yeti (1) infographic
Graphic shows details and location of Yeti samples and jawbone of ancient polar bear found in Svalbard


El ADN esclarece el misterio del yeti

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.

PUBLISHED: 19/10/2013; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images, Ólafur Ingólfsson