Sir David Attenborough wants to find the Yeti
Sir David Attenborough has revealed his ambition is to find the Abominable Snowman, although he isn't sure whether it still roams the Earth
Sir David Attenborough has set himself a challenge to find the Yeti.
The renowned naturalist admits to being intrigued by the mythical creature - also sometimes referred to as the Abominable Snowman - and although he doesn't "necessarily" believe the animal still roams the Earth he has a burning ambition to find evidence of its existence.
Speaking at the launch of UKTV's new season of programmes in London on Thursday (04.09.14), the legendary documentary-maker explained: "I wouldn't mind finding the Abominable Snowman for a start.
"There is still a mystery about the Abominable Snowman. There are teeth that were found back in the 1920s, huge molar teeth about six times the size of ours, immense things, they were found in a Chinese druggist's store and undoubtedly are teeth of a giant ape that must have lived relatively recently itself and that could have been the Abominable Snowman."
Sightings of the Yeti have been reported in the Himalayan regions of Nepal and Tibet for many years and there is some alleged photographic and video evidence.
Attenborough, 88, believes he can use his years of field experience finding animals to either prove or disprove for certain the Yeti's existence.
He said: "I don't say I necessarily believe in it, I'm saying that there is evidence and of course one of the very difficult things ever to do is to prove a negative, to prove that it doesn't exist."