Orang Pendek (Indonesian for "short person") is the most common name given to a cryptid, or unconfirmed animal, that reportedly inhabits remote, mountainous forests on the island of Sumatra.
The animal has allegedly been seen and documented for at least one hundred years by forest tribes, local villagers, Dutch colonists, and Western scientists and travelers. The consensus among witnesses is that the animal is a ground-dwelling, bipedal primate that is covered in short fur and stands between 80 centimetres (31 in) and 150 centimetres (59 in) tall
This cast was made from a footprint discovered by 3 British men, Adam Davies, Andrew Sanderson, and Keith Townley while traveling in Kerinci. This, along with hair which was also found was analyzed by scientists from 2001 to 2003. Dr. David Chivers, a primate biologist from the University of Cambridge, compared the cast with those from other known primates and local animals and concluded:
"...the cast of the footprint taken was definitely an ape with a unique blend of features from gibbon, orang-utan, chimpanzee, and human. From further examination, the print did not match any known primate species and I can conclude that this points towards there being a large unknown primate in the forests of Sumatra."
(Sanderson, Andrew and Adam Davies (2003). "Extreme Expeditions".)
This is a cast replica made from the original footprint of Orang pendek. It was discovered by Adam Davies in Sumatra.
Casts have string or wire on the back for hanging.