This passage discusses the legend of the Yeti.
In Nepal, the Yeti legend has been told for thousands of years. The Yeti is an animal that lives high in the Himalaya Mountains. It is a big humanlike animal. It has white hair and large teeth. It has huge footprints. There is no proof the Yeti is real. But many people believe it exists. They are scared of the animal. Why does the legend continue if there is no proof? Some people think that the Yeti legend serves a purpose. It scares people away from the forests. Keeping people away helps protect the forests. The forests are sacred to the Nepali people of the Himalayas. They don't want the forests to be cut down. They don't want people to harm the real animals. Whether or not the Yeti is real, the legend has saved the forests. It also saved the Himalayan black bears, red pandas, and leopards that live in the forest.