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Media Article # 218

Thursday, May 25, 1995

Chinese Scientists will begin a yearlong hunt for Bigfoot


Chinese Scientists are beginning a yearlong expedition to investigate reports of a 7-foot "Bigfoot" wandering the wilderness. The 30-member team will explore the Shinnonglia Nature Reserve in central China, where for centuries residents have reported sightings of a creature that is half-man and half-ape.

The expedition plans a scientific survey of the region's environment, geography, and meteorology, even if it fails to find Bigfoot. The nature reserve, in the western part of Hubei province, is home to rare species, including the golden monkey. Anthropologists, biologists, and geneticists from the Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing University, and Beijing Normal University are taking part in the expedition."

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