Gigantopithecus is an extinct genus of ape that existed from perhaps nine million years to as recently as one hundred thousand years ago, in what is now Nepal, China, India, and Vietnam. They were the largest known apes that ever lived, standing up to 3 m (9.8 ft), and weighing up to 540 kg (1,190 lb)
The most famous Bigfoot sighting. Image from the Patterson film. The footage has never been conclusively proven to be faked and many believe the gait and mass of the creature could not be easily fabricated.