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Orang Pendek (Indonesian for "short person") is the most common name given to a cryptid, or cryptozoological animal, that reportedly inhabits remote, mountainous forests on the island of Sumatra. The animal has allegedly been seen and documented for at least one hundred years by forest tribes, local villagers, Dutch colonists, and Western scientists and travelers. Consensus among witnesses is that the animal is a ground-dwelling, bipedal primate that is covered in short fur and stands between 80 and 150 cm (30 and 60 in) tall.
Mysterious Orang Pendek apeman spotted by British expedition 30 Sep 2009
The team of four British explorers and their Indonesian guide tracked through dense and treacherous jungle in the Kerinci National Park of Sumatra where two of them caught a glimpse of the Orang Pendek - or short man. The team have brought back hair samples and a piece of palm they hope will provide DNA evidence of the Orang Pendek - a creature sighted in the area since colonial times and reputed to be immensely powerful. A sample of hair thought to belong to the ape is also being analysed. The team hopes that by sending the sample to several labs, they will find DNA evidence of the Orang Pendek. Sightings of the creature go back to the time of colonialism. Witnesses have described it being about five foot tall and say that it walks on two legs, like a human.
Originally posted by ProtoplasmicTraveler
I wonder if he's the guy who planted all that great Sumatra Coffee!
Beast Hunter is hosted by Pat Spain, a biologist and explorer who travels the globe in search of mythical creatures, immersing himself amongst the tribes, people and cultures on his quest to find the truth between fact and fiction.
Originally posted by Aquarius1
Except for size it reminds me of Bigfoot as it walks and stands on two feet opposed to Ape's. In the eyes of the locals this is a very real animal.
Pat is ready for a trip into the forest, he will need a quide for that.
Local legend has it that the Baka tribe once hunted and killed a Mokele Mbembe -- every villager who ate the meat died.