An expedition from Singapore in search of 'Bigfoot', an ape-like beast in the Johor forests of Malaysia has been postponed until 21 January 2006. This has been done on the request of the authorities from Malaysia. This has been revealed by the Singapore Paranormal Investigators (SPI). The media in Malaysia had reported mysterious bite marks and footprints, which had prompted Singapore to dispatch a team of 20 members to solve it. Three of the creatures, reportedly three meters tall are reported to have been seen by the local people. The footprints of the creatures measure up to 50 centimeters.
Experts do not dismiss the possibility that such creatures exist, but most consider it improbable. Toh Seong Fai, SPI vice-president, said that the most widely accepted theory is that Bigfoot is a descendant of the giant primate species, Gigantopithecus Blackai.Remains of this animal found in Vietnam and China date back between 100,000 and two million years ago.
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Toh told the newspaper the theory that Bigfoot could be the evolutionary 'missing link' between ape and man is not so far-fetched. Many experts consider the possibility of Bigfoot's existence unlikely.
Research has shown that only large populations of animals can reproduce and sustain themselves as a species, said Associate Professor Rudolf Meier, a biological sciences expert at the National University of Singapore.