A skull cap, kept in a Buddhist monastery in Pangboche, Nepal, was long believed to be from a Yeti. When examined by scientists it turned out to be the skull of a serow, a goat-like mammal found in central and eastern Asia.

Serow (Photo: Murray Foote, MurrayFoote.com)

Usually solitary, serow can be found from 6,000 feet to 10,000 feet in the mountains.

The serow, Capricornis milneedwardsii, is listed as a threatened species on the International Union for Conservation of Nature red list due to hunting for food and medicine.

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