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The skunk ape is a hairy hominid thought to be native to the Florida Everglades in the United States.

Appearance

Skunk ape is described as a hairy man-ape creature standing between 6 and 8 feet in height. It is covered in shaggy hair varying in color from red, gray, black, and brown.

Possible Explanations

Hypotheses include:

  • Unknown species of hairy humanoid
  • Escaped zoo orangutan
  • Hoax

Evidence

Evidence includes:

  • Eyewitness testimony
  • Photographic evidence
  • Casts of footprints

Trivia

  • The skunk ape is named so for its incredibly foul smell.

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