One leading genetic expert has concluded that Snowman Yeti is most probably a hybrid between polar bear and brown bear. After genetic testing of two ancient hare samples believed to be that of Yeti, Bryan Sykes, professor of human genetics at Oxford University, has come to the conclusion.
According to the report one hair sample has matched with a sample from an ancient polar bear, found in Norway that dates back 40,000 years. This has led to believe that Yeti is a sub-species of brown bear and polar bear in the high Himalayas.
Sykes has said the finding does not mean ancient polar bears are still available in the higher region of the Himalayas.