Asia-Pacific - No more yeti hunts allowed...

Thursday, January 14, 1999

The Chinese authorities have told tourist agencies to stop safaris in search of the yeti aka abominable snowman, Chinese wildman or yeh-ren, which is said to roam the mountainous central regions. A spokesman for the State Forestry Administration said they could harm the environment.

A nature reserve in Hubei province had planned to lure tourists with a sixty-thousand dollar reward for anyone capturing a yeti. Several scientific expeditions have failed to find any trace of the creature.

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