A “YETI” which has terrorised Russians for three years and sparked a global bigfoot frenzy is really a bear from the US, a Sun probe reveals.

Our decisive DNA tests — by a leading genetics expert from Oxford University — show the creature is an American bear that could have fled a circus.

It is more closely related to famous cartoon bear Yogi than a mythical man-like snow monster.

For three years, there have been scores of sightings of a towering, long-haired beast roaming the Mount Shoria region of southern Russia.

The “bigfoot” has shed its unusual black and grey coarse coat in clumps in various caves which have been collected and claimed to be yeti hair.

The samples have never been analysed by top geneticists — until now.

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