The yowie is a hairy hominid thought to be native to the wilderness of Australia. It is prevalent in the folklore of the indigenous Aborigines.


Yowie 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
  • Hoax


Evidence includes:

  • Eyewitness testimony


  • It has been noted that placental mammals evolved after Australia was cut off from the rest of the world by rising sea levels. This makes it unlikely that the yowie, if it exists, is any species of primate.