- Average height: 2 to 3 meters.
- In popular culture, they can be anywhere from the chimp-sized beastie from To Catch a Yeti (1995) to the veritable giants from Smallfoot (2018).
- Covered in fur (most commonly brown; although popular culture tends to portray it as white instead).
- Often portrayed with claws and fangs.
- Mountain or highland habitat: Inhabits the Himalayan mountains in Nepal, India and Tibet.
- However, some researchers believe that members of this species naturally inhabit the valleys below and are merely more easily seen when crossing the snow-covered mountains from one valley to the next.
- In popular culture, Yetis are sometimes portrayed as living in arctic or tundra habitats instead.
- Generally believed to be an opportunistic omnivore, due to its simian affinities and scarcity of food in its habitat.
- Man-eater: In some films such as Yeti: Curse of the Snow Demon (2008).
- Generally regarded as solitary.
Related species Edit
- Similar to the American Bigfoot, the Vietnamese Batutut, the Chinese Yeren and other simian cryptids.
- Inspired Star Wars' Wampa.
- The word Yeti is derived from Tibetan གཡའ་དྲེད་ g.ya' dred, a compound of the words གཡའ་ g.ya' (shortened to ye), meaning "rocky" or "rocky place", and དྲེད་ dred (pronounced tre and shortened to ti, te or teh), meaning "bear". Thus, the name ye-ti roughly translates to "bear of a rocky place".
- Meh-teh (Tibetan: མི་དྲེད་ mi dred) translates as "man-bear".
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