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Cryptozoology

Much of the planet is still unexplored by humans. It is quiet possible that they are dozens of unknown species that are still lurking in various corners of land and sea. Below is a the list of cryptids or unknown species of animals from around the World.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

List of Cryptids by Alphabetical Order

Name

Location

Description

Alternative name

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Adjule

North Africa

Unknown canine (dog like creature) that is supposedly lives in the North- Western Sahara desert. Hunts and stalks its pray in packs. Most of reports come from Mauritania.

Kelb- el- khela

Agogwe

East Africa

Small hominid that measures 3 to 5 feet in height, possible unknown tribe

Agogure, Kakundakari, Kikomba, Sehite

Ahool

Indonesia

Giant flying bat that lives deep in the jungle. Some similarities between this creature and a native owl.

 

Akkorokamui

Japan and Thailand

Cephalopod creature similar to modern day squids and octopus. First written records date back to the Funka Bay in Hokkaido.

 

Almas

Caucasian mountains (Russia, Georgia, Armenia and etc)

Human like creature or some unknown human tribe. Although the name is derived from a Mongolian word for "wild man", almas is said to inhabit much of Asia stretching from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia in the Caucasian mountains to south Russia Tajikistan. Their appearance, relatively modest height (5- 6 feet) and claims of possible interbreeding with humans suggested that it could be surviving tribes of the pre- historic Neanderthals.

Abnauayu, almasty, albasty, bekk-bok, biabin-guli, golub-yavan, gul-biavan, auli-avan, kaptar, kra-dhun, ksy-giik, ksy-gyik, ochokochi, mirygdy, mulen, voita, wind-man, Zana

Altamaha- ha

Georgia, United States

Aquatic creature that lives in rivers of South- East United States, mostly in Altamaha River and surrounding rivers and streams. First claims of the legend date back to Native American tribes. It is usually described a grey or green creature that measures 9 meters (30 feet) in length with a swimming pattern similar to a seal.

Altie

Ameranthropoides loysi

Tarra River. Colombia

Medium sized primate that was allegedly discovered by Swiss geological explorer Francois de Loys during his exploration of modern day Colombia. The picture he took of the cryptid is considered to be either a hoax or a misidentified known species of a spider monkey.

De Loys' Ape

Amomongo

Negros Island, Philippines

Possible undiscovered species of a primate. It is commonly found around the caves a the feet of Mount Kanlaon. It is claimed to have attacked and ate livestock, although attacks on humans have also have been reported.

Negros Ape

Andean Wolf

Andes Mountains, South America

Large wolf that is believed to live in the Andes mountains.

Andean Mountain Wolf, Dasycyon hagenbecki, Hagenbeck wolf,

Appalachian black panther

Atlantic basin of United States

A large black cat. Some suggested that it was possibly a black colored cougar that accidently ventured outside of its usual area of inhabitation.

 

Aswang

Philippines

A vampire like human shaped creature that lives in the jungles and hunts for animals and humans alike. Some claim that it even can alter its appearance and shape. First written evidence comes from the Portuguese explorers that visited the area in the 16th century. The legend and myths that surround the cryptid make it hard to distinguish between credible eye witness reports and local folklore.

 

 

Ayia Napa Sea Monster

Cyprus

Sea serpent that comes from the Mediterranean Sea and drags nets of fishermen. However it has no recorded history of attacking humans. There are no concrete evidence of its existence, however first recorded sightings data back to the Antiquity. Cyprus town of Paphos contains remains of the 2nd century AD Roman villa (House of Dionysus) with depiction of a creature resembling Ayia Napa sea monster.

Creature from the Depths, To filiko teras (the friendly monster), Nappis

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Barmanou

East Asia

Human like primate that is claimed to live in the mountains of North- east Afghanistan and Northern part of Pakistan. Encounters are reported by shepherds, only residents of these isolated areas.

Barmanu, Baddmanus, Big Hairy One

Batutut

Vietnam, Laos, Borneo

Human like primate

Ujit, Nguoi rung

Beaman

Missouri, United States

Human like primate

 

Bear Lake Monster

Utah, Idaho, United States

Lake monster

 

Beast of Bladenboro

North Carolina, United States

Vampire like beast

Vampire Beast

Beast of Bodmin

Cornwal, United Kingdom

Large cat

 

Beast of Bray Road

Wisconsin, United States

Carnivorous mammal

Wisconsin Werewolf, Wolfman

Beast of Busco

Churubusco, Indiana, United States

Giant reptile (possible dinosaur)

Churubusco turtle, Oscar

Beast of Dartmore

Dartmoor National Park, United Kingdom

Boar like mammal

Lion- pig

Beast of Dean

United Kingdom

Boar like mammal

 

Beast of Exmoor

United Kingdom

Large cat

 

Beast of Gevaudan

Gevaudan, France

Dog like creature

 

Bergman's bear

Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia

Large bear

God bear, Irkuiem, Arctodus simus

Bessie

Lake Erie, North America

Bessie or South Bay Bessie is an alleged water serpent or a reptile that allegedly lives in Lake Erie in United States. First sighting of this creature date back to 1793. This strange creature is described by eye witnesses as a long snake like beast with gray scales measuring 1 foot in diameter and 30- 40 feet (9- 12 meters) in length.

Lake Erie Monster

Bigfoot, Yeti, Sasquatch, Skookum and etc

United States, Canada

Bigfoot, Yeti, Sasquatch, Abdominal Snowmen and a dozen other names describes alleged unknown specie (or group of species) of large primates that lives in Europe, Asia and North America.

 

Black Shuck

Coast of East Anglia, United Kingdom

Carnivorous Mammal

Old Chuck

Bownessie

Windermere, United Kingdom

Lake monster

Lake Windermere Monster

Brosno Lake Dragon

Lake Brosno, Russia

Brosno Lake Dragon is a legendary creature that is said to live in Lake Brosno in Rver Region of Russia. First records of this creature date back to middle 13th century when this dragon is said to attack a company of Tatar- Mongol horsemen that invaded Russia at the time.

Brosnya

Bunyip

Australia

Lake monster that frequently lived in the caves

 

Burmese gray wild dog

Burma

Large wild dog

 

Buru

Arunachal Pradesh, India

Reptile or giant lungfish

 

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Caddy Pacific Coast of North America

Caddy or Cadborosaurus willsi is an unknown specie of a sea serpent monster that allegedly inhabits waters of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of North America.

Cadborosaurus willsi, Cadborosaurus

Canvey Island Monster

United Kingdom

Giant fish

 

Cardiff Giant

Cardiff, United States

Giant human like beast made of rock

 

Champ, Lake Champlain Monster

Lake Champlain, North America

Most famous resident of Lake Champlain is an alleged water serpent known locally simply as Champ also known as Lake Champlain Monster.

Champy, Champtanystropheus americansus

Cherufe

Chile

Dragon like primate

 

Chessie

Chesapeake Bay, Atlantic Ocean, United States

Sea monster

 

Chicksharney

Andros Island, The Bahamas

Flightless bird

 

Chuchunya

Russia

Large primate

 

Chupacabra (Spanish for goat sucker)

Puerto Rico, South, Central Americas

Large dog like or reptile like creature

 

D      

Dingonek

Western Africa

Walrus like creature

Jungle walrus

Devil Bird

Sri Lanka

Bird

Ulama

Dobhar-chú

Ireland

Dobhar-chú is an alleged water monster that lives in rivers and lakes of Ireland. Its name is translated as "water hound" and in appearance it is said that it is a strange mixture of an otter and a dog.

Water Hound

Dover Demon

Dover, Massachusetts, United States

Bipedal creature, some claim to be an extraterrestrial

 
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Eastern Cougar

Eastern United States

Giant cat like creature

Puma concolor couguar

Ebu Gogo

Flores, Indonesia

Ebu gogo is a small hominid creature that is allegedly inhabiting island of Flores in Indonesia.

Homo floresiensis, Hobbit

Elasmotherium

Asia

Giant rhinoceros

 

Elmendorf Beast

Elmendorf, Texas, United States

Giant dog

 

Elwedritsche

Germany

Mammal

 

Emela- ntouka

Republic of Congo

Large dinosaur

Aseka- moke, Chipekwe, Irizima

Enfield Monster

Enfield, Illinois, United States

Weird creature with big red eyes, grey skin, three legs, two short arms with long claws and a short body

 

Ennedi Tiger

Chad, Africa

Carnivorous mammal

Dilali, Mamaime, Mourou N'gou, Saber- toothed cat, Vossoko

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Fear Liath Creature

Scotland, United Kingdom

Fear Liath is an alleged creature that inhabits Ben Macdui, the highest peak in Cairngorms mountain range and the second highest in Scotland.

Am Fear Liath Mor, Big Grey Man of Ben MacDhui, Greyman

Fiskerton Phantom

Fiskerton, Lincolshire, United Kingdom

Phantom ghost like bear or a cat

 

Flatwoods monster

West Virginia, United States

Spade- headed extraterrestrial

Braxton County Monster, Green Monster

Flying rod

Worldwide

Photographic artifact

Skyfish, rod, sky squid

Fouke Monster

Arkansas, United States

Large primate

Boggy Creek Monster, Jonesville Monster, Southern Sasquatch

Fur- bearing trout

North America

Trout covered by fur from the head to its fin

 

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Garou

Lousiana, United States

Wolf like mammal

Cajun werewolf, Loup Garou

Gazeka

Papua New Guinea

Mammal

 

Gambo

Gambia

Sea creature

 

Ghoul

Tropical regions

Primate

 

Ghost deer

Northern California, United States

Large deer

 

Giant Anaconda

South America

Giant man eating snake

Megaconda

Giglioli's Whale

Chile, Scotland, France (Mediterranean Sea)

Sea creature

Amphiptera pacifica

Globster

Australia, New Zealand, the Caribbean

Decaying carcass of sea creature

Blobs

Gloucester Sea Serpent

Massachusetts, United States

Sea Serpent

Scoliophis Atranticus

Gnome of Gerona

Girona, Spain

Small primate

Goblin

Goatman

Kentucky, Maryland, Wisconsin, United States

Primate

The Maryland Goatman, Chevo man

Grassman

Kenmore, Akron, Ohio and Eastern Iowa, United States

Large primate

Kenmore Grassman, Ohio Grassman

Gunni

Marysville, Victoria, Australia

Wombat like marsupial with antlers

 

Grootslang

Richtersveld, South Africa

Elephant like creature with a tail of a serpent

 

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Hakawai

New Zealand

Large bird

Hokioi

Hellhound

Worldwide

Large black hound with red eyes

Barghest, Black Shuck, Dip, Gwyllgi, Gytrash

Hibagon

Japan

Large primate

Hinagon

Hodag

Rhinelander, Wisconsin, United States

Carnivorous mammal or a lizard

The Dag, Nasobatilus

Hokkaido wolf

Hokkaido Island, Japan

Wolf

Ezo wolf

Homo gardarensis

Greenland

Large primate, possible a human

 

Honey Island Swamp Monster

Louisiana, United States

Large primate

Letiche, Tainted Keitre

Honshu wolf

Honshu, Japan

Wolf

Japanese wolf, yamainu

Hoop snake

Australia, United States

Snake

 

Huay Chivo

Campeche, Quintana Roo, Yucatan regions of Mexico

Carnivorous mammal

 

I      

Igopogo

Lake Simcoe, Ontario, Canada

Lake monster

 

Illiamna Lake Monster

Lake Illiamna, Alaska, United States

Lake monster

 

Inkanyamba

Africa

Lake monster

 

Isshii

Japan

Lake monster

 

J      

Jba Fofi

Central Africa

Giant spider

Greast Spider

Jersey Devil

New Jersey, Southeastern Pennsylvania

Winged bipedal creature with a head of a horse

Leeds Devil

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Kaijin

Japan

Sea monster

 

Kappa

Japan

Bipedal primate

Gatarō, Kawako

Kawekaweau

New Zealand

Giant lizard

Delcourt's Giant Gecko

Kelpie

Scotland and Ireland

Water monster

 

Kingstie

Lake Ontario, North America

Lake monster

Lake George Monster

Kobyakovo Hill Monster (Aksay) Russia, Aksay Unknown creature  

Kongamato

Kenya

Giant pterosaur or a bird

 

Koolakamba

West Africa

Giant primate

Ape hybrid, KoolooKamba

Kraken

Worldwide

Sea monster

 

Kting Voar

Vietnam and Cambodia

Herbivorous mammal

Holy Goat, Khting Vor, Linh duong, Snake- eating Cow, Pseudonovibos spiralis

Kumi Lizard

New Zeland

Giant monitor lizard

Ngarara

Kusshii

Japan

Lake monster

 

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Lake  Labyngkyr Monster

Lake Labyngkyr, Yakitia, Russia

Lake monster

Labyngkyr Devil

Lagarfljót Lake Monster

Iceland

Lake monster

Lagarfljots ormurinn, Lagarfljot Worm

Lake Tianchi Monster

China, North Korea

Lake monster

Lake Chonji monster

Lake Van Monster

Turkey

Lake monster

Monster of Lake Van

Lake Worth Monster

Texas, United States

Carnivorous mammal

Lake worth Goatman, Texas Bigfoot

Lariosauro

Lake Como, Italy

Water monster/ reptile

Como Lake Monster

Lizard Man of Scape Ore Swamp

South Carolina, United States

Bipedal ape

Lizard Man of Lee County

Loch Ness Monster

Loch Ness Lake, Scotland

Nessie or Loch Ness Monster is probably the most famous aquatic water serpent in the World. 

Nessie, Nessiteras rhombopteryx

Loveland Frog

Ohio, United States

Bipedal frog or lizard

Loveland Lizard

Lusca

Worldwide

Giant octopus

 

M      

MacFarlane's bear

Canada

Carnivorous mammal, allegedly a hybrid of polar bear and a grizzly bear

Ursus inopinatus

Maero

New Zealand

Cannibalistic hominids

Mohoao

Mahamba

Lake Likouala swamp region, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Giant crocodile

 

Maltese tiger

China

Blue tiger

 

Mamlambo

South Africa

Lake monster

 

Manananggal

Philippines

Female hominid with bat like wings and has an ability to split body body in two parts

 

Manatee of Helena

Saint Helena

Type of Manatee

 

Mande Barung

North East India, Bangladesh

Ape like creature

Mande Burung, Indina Yeti

Man- eating tree

Africa, Central America

Carnivorous groups of plants that is claimed to have an ability to consume humans

 

Manipogo

Lake Manitoba, Canada

Lake monster

Winnipogo

Mapinguari

Amazon rainforest

Herbivorous mammal

 

Maricoxi

South America

Primate

 

Marozi

Africa

Lion sized cat

Panthera leo maculatus, Spotted lion

Mbielu- Mbiely- Mbielu

Republic of the Congo

Reptile or a dinosaur

 

Megalania prisca

Australia

Giant monitor lizard

Devil Dragon

Megalodon

Worldwide

Giant shark

Carcharodon, Carcharocles

Melon heads

Allegan County woods, Michigan and parts of Ohio and Connecticut, United States

Humanoids with enlarged heads

 

Memphire

Lake Memphremagog, (border of United States and Canada)

Lake monster

Memphre, Lake Memphremagog monster

Menehune

Hawaii, United States

Primate

 

Mermaid/ Merman

Worldwide

Humans with fish tail

 

Michigan Dogman

Michigan, United States

Carnivorous mammal

Wolfman of Wexford County

Minhocao

South America

Worm like creature

Big Earthworm

Minnesota Iceman

Minnesota, United States

Primate

Homo pongoides

Mitla

Bolivian rainforest

Carnivorous mammal

Fawcett's zorro or Fawcett's cat

Mngwa

Tanzania

Carnivorous mammal

Nunda

Moa

New Zealand

Giant flightless bird

 

Moehau

New Zealand

Primate

The Hairy Moehau, Maeroero, The Mohau Monster

Mogollon Monster

Mogollon Rim, Arizona, United States

Primate

Mug-ee-yun Monster

Mokele- Mbembe

Republic of the Congo

Giant reptile, possibly a dinosaur

 

Momo the Monster

Missouri, United States

Primate

 

Mongolian Death Worm

Gobi Desert, Mongolia

Giant worm that spits poison

Allghoi (orghoi) khorkoi

Monkey- man of Delhi

Old Delhi, India

Large primate

Black monkey

Mono Grand

South America

Hominid

 

Montauk Monster

Montauk, Long Island, United States

Medium sized decomposed carcass

Mounty

Morag

Scotland, United Kingdom

Lake monster

 

Mothman

Mason County, West Virginia, United States

Winged bipedal monster that is claimed to bring disasters

 

Mountain fennec

Algeria, Chad, Africa (Central Sahara mountains)

Undiscovered specie of fox

 

Muckle

Lakes of Killarney, Ireland

Lake monster

 

Muc- sheilch

Scotland, United Kingdom

Lake monster

 

Muhuru

Kenya, Africa

Giant reptile, possible dinosaur

 

Mussie

Ontario, Canada

Lake monster

 

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Nahuelito

Nahuel Huapi Lake, Argentina

Lake monster

Nahuel Huapi Lake monster

Nandi Bear

Africa

Carnivorous mammal

Chemosit, Chimiset, Chimisit, Duba, Engargiya, Gadett, Ikimizi, Kerit, Kikambagwe, Kikomba, Koddoelo, Ngoloko, Sabrookoo, Shivuverre

Ndendeki

Central Africa

Giant turtle

 

Ngoima

Republic of the Congo

Giant bird

 

Ngoubou

Cameroon, Africa

Giant reptile, horned dinosaur

Nguma- monene

Republic of the Congo, Africa

Giant reptile, dinosaur

O

Ogopogo

Lake Okanagan, Canada

Lake monster

N'ha-a-itk, Naitaka

Old Yellow Top

Canada

Primate

Olitiau

Cameroon, Africa

Winged animal, Possible bird, bat or a reptile

Onza

Latin America

Large cat, Possible specie of a cougar

Orang- bati

Indonesia

Hominid

Orang Mawas

Malaysia, Asia

Primate

Orang Pendeg

Sumatra, Africa

Primate, Possible Homo floresiensis

Owlman

United Kingdom

Human- owl hybrid

 

Ozark Howler

Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, United States

Carnivorous mammal

Ozark Black Howler

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Panthera tigris sudanensis

Cairo, Egypt

Large tiger like cat

 

Peluda

La Ferte- Bernard, France

Green dragon like hybrid with a body of a porcupine, head and tail of a snake, large feet.

 

Phantom cat

Worldwide

Ghost like cat

Alien Big Cat (ABCs)

Phantom kangaroo

Australia

Ghost like kangaroo

 

Phaya Naga

Laos, Thailand

River monster

Pogeyan

Ghats, India

Grey cat

 

Popobawa

East Africa

Bat like creature

 

Pope Lick Monster

Kentucky, United States

Bipedal creature

 

Poukai

New Zealand

Large carnivorous bird

Poukai, Hakawai

Pukwudgie

Massachusetts, United States

Bipedal

 

Pygmy elephant

Western Ghats, Kerala, India

A specie of elephants

 

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Qilin

China

Dragon like creature with horns

Queensland tiger

Australia

Specie of tigers

Yarri, Beat of Buderim

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Reptilian creature

Worldwide

Bipedal lizard creature

Dinosauroid, Draconian, Dragonoid, Lizard People, Reptoid

Roc

Arabia

Giant carnivorous bird

 

Row

New Guinea

Reptile

 

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Salawa

Egypt

Carnivorous dog

 

Selma

Lake Seljord, Telemark, Norway

Lake monster

Seljordsormen

Sewer alligator

Worldwide urban settings

Crocodile that is set free by its owners

Albino alligator

Sharlie

Lake Payette, McCall, Idaho, United States

Lake monster

 

Shojo

Japan

Sea monster with red face and hair

 

Shug monkey

Europe

Primate

 

Shunka Warakin

Montana, United States

Large carnivorous animal

 

Sigbin

Philippines

Dog like creature

 

Sirrush

Africa, Iraq

Giant reptile and a dinosaur

Mushrushu

Skookum

Pacific Northwest

Large Ape

Cannibalistic human specie of Mount Helens, Washington

Skunk Ape

Florida, United States

Large ape

Myakka Ape, Myakka Skunk Ape, Stink Ape

Snallygaster

Area of Washington D.C, Frederick County, Maryland, West Virginia, United States

Dragon like beast

Schneller Geist

Spring- heeled Jack

London, other areas of United States

Human like creature

The Terror of London

Steller's Sea Ape

Pacific Ocean

Sea animal

 

Storsjoodjuret

Sweden

Lake monster

 

Stronsay Beast

Orkney, Scotland, United Kingdom

Sea monster

 

Sucuriju Gigante

Latin America

Giant boat

Giant anaconda, Giant bull eater, matatoro, megaconda

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Tahoe Tessie

Lake Tahoe, California and Nevada, United States

Lake monster

Lake Takoe monster

Tapire- iauara

Amazon Rainforest

Large animal with a resemblance of jaguar or a tapir

 

Tatzelwurm

European Alps

Serpent like reptile or an amphibian

 

Thetis Lake Monster

Vancouver Island, Canada

Reptilian humanoid

 

Thunderbird

North America

Undiscovered giant bird

 

Thylacine

Tasmania, Australia

Extinct carnivorous marsupial that is possibly still in existence

Tasmanian tiger, Tasmanian wolf

Tikbalang

Philippines

Humanoid creature

 

Trinity Alps giant salamander

California, United States

Giant salamander

 

Trunko

South Africa

Whale carcass

The Margate monster

Tsuchinoko

Japan

Large snake

 

Tsul 'Kaly

American West coast

Large primate

 

Turtule Lake Monster

Saskatchewan, Canada

Lake monster

 

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Umdhlebi

Zululand, South Africa

Carnivorous tree

 

Urayuli

Lake Iliamna, South Alaska, United States

Hominid ape

Arulataq, Bushman, Nant'ina, Tent Monster, Woodsman

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Veo

Indonesia

Carnivorous mammal

 

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Waheela

Canada

Carnivorous mammal

 

Waitoreke

South Island, New Zealand

Carnivorous mammal

Maori otter, New Zealand otter, Waitoreki, Waitorete

Wampus cat

South- West United States

Cat like creature

Canable cat, Foot Craver, Masked cat

Wendigo

Northern United States and Canada

Vampire like cannibalistic creature

Windiga, Witiko, Wihtikow, Weendigo

Wild Man of the Navidad

South Texas, United States

Ape like creature

Wild Woman of the Navidad, Wildman of the Navidad

Wolpertinger

Germany

Chimeric mammal

Crisensus bavaricus

Wucharia

Danakil Depression, Eritrea

Medium sized dog

Canis aureus lupaster, Canis lupus arabs

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Ya-te-veo

Central and South America

Man eating tree with eyes and a mouth. Its name is roughly translated as "I see you"

 

Yeren

China

Large ape

Chinese Wildman, Yeh Ren, Yiren

Yeti

Himalayas (Asia)

Large ape

Abominable Snowman

Yowie

Australia

Primate

Yahoo

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Zanzibar leopard

Unguha Island, Zanzibar, Tanzania

Large carnivorous cat

Panthera pardus adersi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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