Orang Pendek - Foot cast
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Orang pendek Footcast
"Orang Pendek" literally means "short person" in Indonesian. This is the name given to an animal that reportedly inhabits remote, mountainous forests on the island of Sumatra.
The animal has allegedly been seen and documented for at least one hundred years by forest tribes, local villagers, Dutch colonists, and Western scientists and travelers. Consensus among witnesses is that the animal is a ground-dwelling, bipedal primate that is covered in short fur and stands between 80 centimetres (31 in) and 150 centimetres (59 in) tall
This cast was made from a footprint discovered by 3 British men, Adam Davies, Andrew Sanderson and Keith Townley while traveling in Kerinci. This, along with hair which was also found was analyzed by scientists from 2001 to 2003. Dr. David Chivers, a primate biologist from the University of Cambridge, compared the cast with those from other known primates and local animals and concluded:
"...the cast of the footprint did not match any known primate species and I can conclude that this points towards there being a large unknown primate in the forests of Sumatra."
(Sanderson, Andrew and Adam Davies (2003). "Extreme Expeditions".)