Posted by: Loren Coleman on October 26th, 2007
While I consider the “Jacobs’ Creature” seen in the widely publicized photos a mangy bear, speculations have been far afield from the animals that might actually match it. It seems people are using a common chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) to make sense of the configuration of the contoured animal. Since there is not even one “juvenile Sasquatch” around for comparison, why haven’t those who want to ignore the bear cubs in the photos merely go straight for the bonobo (Pan paniscus), formerly known as the pygmy chimpanzee (below)?
I expect to be misquoted by tomorrow morning, claiming I have said the “Jacobs’ Creature” is a bonobo, which I have not. I only post this here to show that finding the identity of something is often merely in the eye of the beholder.
For more on the “Jacobs’ Creature”, see the following here on Cryptomundo: