El mono grande (Spanish for "large monkey") is a hairy hominid thought to be native to the tropical rainforests of Colombia and Guyana.


El mono grande 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
  • Misidentification of large New World monkeys
  • Hoax


Evidence includes:

  • Eyewitness testimony


  • It has been pointed out that great apes are only native to Africa and Asia (aside from humans), meaning that there is little reason to believe that a hairy hominid exists in South America.