Giant Hominid of Central Asia.

Etymology: Tibetan (Sino-Tibetan), "mountain man," ri ("mountain") + mi ("man").

Physical description: Black hair. Height, 7-9 feet. Big teeth. Flaming eyes.

Behavior: Eats roots, vegetables, and fruits. Habitat: Altitudes of 10,000-13,000 feet. Distribution: Tibet; eastern Nepal. Significant sighting: Lama Chemed Rigdzin Dorje Lopu claimed to have seen two mummified Rimis in 1953, one in Racaka Monastery, Tibet.

Sources: Bernard Heuvelmans, On the Track ofUnknown Animals (New York: Hill and Wang, 1958), p. 176; Edmund Hillary and Desmond Doig, High in the Thin Cold Air (Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1962), p. 31; Karl Shuker, In Search of Prehistoric Survivors (London: Blandford, 1995), pp. 171-172.

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