posted on Sep, 15 2004 @ 06:28 AM
Having seen posts regarding fully preserved frozen specimins, I took a short search to check up on the living versions. None found so here it is.
For some time there have been reports of very large unusual looking elephants in remote forested regions of Nepal. After a pretty extensive search
both photo's and video shots were produced of two of this supposed creatures.
Two bull elephants were dicovered, both being much larger than modern elephants, the largest of the two being around 3.7 meters at the shoulder and
weighing roughly 7 tonnes (note these figures come from someone who has worked with elephants all their life and so is pretty good at judging size and
The size alone makes them interesting, but what's odd is their appearence. Having the characterisic sloped back of the elephants ancestors along with
a twin domed head.
Firstly heres a picture of what an ancient Mastodon would have looked like (note their were both hairy and semi hairless varities, but the
steriotypical mammoth has always drawn more crowds)
When you compare this to the modern day elephant the physical differences are very clear.
So when you see shots of the ones found in Nepal you can't fail to see both differences in modern elehpants and similarities in ancient Mastodons.
Here side on you can clearly see the sloped back.
Here you can see the twin domes on it's head.
As opposed to the single dome that modern elephants possess.
So is it really a living ancestor out there in Nepal or just an as yet unclassified species of modern day elephant with old style features??
I've seen a few photo's of these including a filmed documantary on the animals a while back so it included video footage of them. Which makes me
fairly confident these animals are real, and not hoaxed. But it does leave me unsure as to what they are........