[University of Canberra researcher Peter] Stire cautions tests may still reveal that "Helena," as she is being called, may be a diminutive member of Homo sapiens, or modern humans. "We've found examples of humans adapted to various environment that vary wildly from normal human size," he said, noting the example of African pygmies. Helena, however, has distinct, almost ape-like, facial features and a thick coat of hair. "We haven't ever found a non-Homo sapiens hominid still surviving," Stire added. "If that is what Helena turns out to be, we may be forced to reevaluate our definition of what it means to be human."Link (via Fortean Times). Well, this blows my plan to be the first person to find a living ebu gogo.
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