Mapinguari is a legendary cryptid that is said to be ape-like and inhabits the Amazon rain forests in and around Bolivia and Brazil. Some believe that it is some kind of giant primate (possibly a Bigfoot) and some have even believed it to be some kind of giant sloth although skeptics claim it is nothing more then local legend and folklore. It is often described as being more then 6 ft tall having long red hair walking on its hind legs. Locals regard it as one of the most terrifying creatures of the rain forests.
There have not been many recent reported Mapinguari sightings although because of remote area many of sightings of this cryptid may very well go unreported. An Ornithologist named David Oren made treks into the Amazon in search of the creature in years past but was unable to obtain proof of the creatures existance. Dr. Oren thought the creature may have been a giant ground sloth.
A young girl in Brazil tells her story of a recent encounter she had with what she believed to be the Mapinguari on the show Man vs Monsters. It is a very interesting account and happened not far from where she lived along the rain forests.