large and hairy ape-like mythical creature purported to inhabit forests in North America

Bigfoot, also called Sasquatch is a creature in folklore. People say that they are primates living in remote areas of Canada and the United States, most commonly in the Pacific Northwest. Even though many people claim to have seen a Bigfoot, or seen their tracks, no one has ever captured one, or found a dead body. So, most people do not believe in Bigfoot. Bigfoot is said to be very tall, from 7 to 9 feet (about 2 to 2.75 meters) and covered in brown, black, red, or sometimes even white fur or hair. They are said to have very big feet, about 13 inches long (0.3 meters), which is why they are named Bigfoot.

An artist's depiction of Bigfoot.
Name: Sasquatch
AKA: Bigfoot
Grouping: Cryptid
First reported:In folklore
Country: United States, Canada
Region: California
Habitat: Forests, Swamps, Mountains

Bigfoot is similar to another mythical creature, the Yeti of the Himalayas.

The name Sasquatch comes from the Halkomelem language, a Central Salish language in the Salish language family. Stories of this type of creature are known among a number of First Nations groups in south-western British Columbia.