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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Orang Pendek

Orang Pendek is a bipedal primate said to inhabit the remote, mountainous forests on the island of Sumatra. Researcher Debbie Martyr spent fifteen years searching for the creature and claims to have seen it on several occasions.
"...usually no more than 85 or 90cm in height — although occasionally as large as 1m 20cm. The body is covered in a coat of dark grey or black flecked with grey hair. But it is the sheer physical power of the orang pendek that most impresses the Kerinci villagers. They speak in awe, of its broad shoulders, huge chest and upper abdomen and powerful aims [sic]. The animal is so strong, the villagers would whisper that it can uproot small trees and even break rattan vines. The legs, in comparison, are short and slim, the feet neat and small, usually turned out at an angle of up to 45 degrees. The head slopes back to a distinct crest — similar to the gorilla — and there appears to be a bony ridge above the eyes. But the mouth is small and neat, the eyes are set wide apart and the nose is distinctly humanoid. When frightened, the animal exposes its teeth — revealing oddly broad incisors and prominent, long canine teeth." Debbie Martyr- The Other Orang
New species are being discovered all the time. It is highly possible that a bipedal primate inhabits the remote, dense forests in Sumatra and elsewhere in the world.

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