Bigfoot, also known as Sasquatch, is purportedly an ape-like
creature that inhabits forests, mainly in the Pacific Northwest
region of North America. Bigfoot is usually described as a large,
hairy, bipedal humanoid.
Most scientists discount the existence of Bigfoot and consider it to
be a combination of folklore, misidentification, and hoax, rather
than a legitimate megafaunal animal, in part because of the
improbably large numbers necessary to maintain a breeding
population, and because climate and food supply issues would make
such purported creatures' survival in reported habitats unlikely.
Nevertheless, Bigfoot is one of the more famous examples of a
cryptid within cryptozoology and an enduring legend. A small
minority of accredited scientists profess the view that evidence
collected of alleged Bigfoot encounters warrants further evaluation