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Chuti

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Chuti

Mammal, Carnivoran

Taxonomy
Geography

Nepalese cryptid, Himalayan cryptid

Habitat

Rainforest-dwelling, Mountain-dwelling

Descriptors

Carnivore, Featured in Native folklore

The chuti is an obscure cryptid inhabiting the alpine shrubland and meadows in the Choyang and Iswa valleys of Makalu Barun national park in northeastern Nepal. The Chuti is described as covered in shaggy fur, as well as having a dog-like head, and black tiger-like stripes. They have four forward claws and one rear claw. Chutis generally avoid humans, but occasionally attack livestock.