San Diego Giganto Replica
New Life-sized Replica of Gigantopithecus at Museum of Man in San Diego
George York, designer of the Gigantopithecus replica, put the finishing
touches on his creation after installing it at the Museum of Man in
Balboa Park, Monday morning. The primate is part of the new Footsteps
Through Time exhibit.
Photo Credit: Dan Trevan / San Diego Union-Tribune
Gigantopithecus ("Giganto") is an important topic among Bigfoot/Sasquatch
researchers because Bigfoots are believed to be descendents of Gigantos
Two important points about the facial features of this new Giganto replica:
- As with humans ancestors, there would have been distinct changes to
their facial appearance after 400,000 years of evolution. They may even
be distinct species at this stage.
- The overall proportions of the Giganto body can be calculated with
great confidence based on the sizes and shapes of fossilized Giganto
jaws and teeth. However, the soft tissue facial features are always
"best guesses", and are usually influenced heavily (perhaps
too heavily) by the facial features of Gigantos' other closest
living relatives -- Orangutans.
Two articles from the San Diego Union Tribune newspaper about
the new Giganto replica in the Museum of Man:
More information about the potential connection between Gigantos and
|Request for BFRO contacts in the San Diego area:
We'd like more photos of this replica. It is currently positioned to allow
people to stand next to it while having their photos taken. We'd like to
see full body shots showing the size comparison with humans -- and other
photos from various angles, showing the arms, hands, feet, etc.
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