The ebu gogo (from the Flores words "ebu" meaning "grandmother" and "gogo" meaning "he who eats anything") is a hairy hominid thought to be native to jungles of Indonesia.


The Ebu Gogo has been described as having been able walkers and fast runners around 1.5m tall. They reportedly had wide and flat noses, broad faces with large mouths and hairy bodies. The females also had "long, pendulous breasts".

Possible Explanations

Hypotheses include:

  • Unknown species of hairy humanoid
  • Surviving Homo floresiensis
  • Hoax


Evidence includes:

  • Eyewitness testimony


  • It is speculated that the ebu gogo may be related in some way to the extinct hominid Homo floresiensis.
  • They were said to have murmured in what was assumed to be their own language and could reportedly repeat what was said to them in a parrot-like fashion.