Almas

Dzungarian Bare Knees

Why do some unknown hominoids have bare knees? Wooden representation of a Proto-Pygmy from Africa. Witness drawing of a Yowie from Australia. In 1913, Muscovite V. A. Khakhlov submitted to the Russian Imperial Academy of Sciences his extraordinarily detailed report about the unknown hairy hominids of eastern Asia. In one section of the document, Khakhlov gathered reports from the native Kazakhs of Dzungaria. Dzungaria is named after a Mongolian kingdom which existed in Central Asia during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Today, Dzungaria is a geographical region within the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, northwestern China. The area is a largely [...]

Amur’s Kalgamashka

What is the world’s eight longest river? The Amur, of course, that runs between the far eastern land of Russia and Manchuria, also known as the Black River, with sacred connotations under the Manchu and during the Qing Dynasty. Word comes today of new unknown hominoid encounters along the lower Amur River. The Russian newspaper Vsja Rossija segodnja on November 27, 2006, reported that the hunter Nikolaj Dechuli from the Daergi settlement has found unusual footprints a few times. He has often seen an unknown being, which he thinks is a bear in the first instant: A giant covered in [...]

Przewalski Horses and Almas

Cilka (above) was a beauty. The world’s oldest known Przewalski horse died on August 12, 2006. The mare named Cilka was 34, and she died peacefully at the Prague zoo. Her ancestors lived in the grasslands of central Asia. Indeed, this animal’s legacy was as a member of a group that survived from the Ice Ages, and her hairy appearance showed her links to the Pleistocene. As wire service news of her death mentioned: Only about two dozen of the world’s estimated 2,000 Przewalski horses are over age 30….The Przewalski horse, or Takh, a national symbol in Mongolia, is the [...]