July 27, 2008 12:24 PM-DNA tests are being carried out in the UK on what is claimed to by 'yeti hairs' from India.
The hairs were collected by a yeti believer in a dense Indian jungle where the yeti (also known as Bigfoot, abominable snow man and forestman) had been spotted three days in a row.
Experts at Oxford Brookes University tested the hair and say it is not from any of the 'obvious' animals and it could belong to a currently unknown species of primate.
The hairs will now be sent to separate labs for DNA analysis.
Mr Redmond from primatology department at the Oxford university also says the hairs bear a "startling resemblance" to those collected by Everest conqueror Sir Edmund Hillary.
Some people claim to have seen the a black and grey ape-like animal which stands about 3m (nearly 10ft) tall in the West, South and East Garo hills in Meghalaya, India.
From sighting it is estimated the creature weighs about 300kg and lives on fruit, roots and tree bark.
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