When it comes to Bigfoot, researchers are eager to find out how they live and how they have remained so elusive in the forests surrounding our civilizations. Some questions that come up often in the Bigfoot community are as follows: What food sources do they take advantage of? Where do they live? Do they migrate? For us to understand how these creatures live, we must first theorize their origins. Bigfoot has been thought to be either a highly adapted great ape or a relict hominid with close ties to modern human. To determine how Bigfoot may survive the unforgiving wilderness, we must analyze how both humans and apes have done so.
The Takelma tribe occupied the Rogue Valley region in Oregon and were considered a hunter-gatherer society. This tribe took to lower elevations in the spring and higher elevations in the summer and early fall, eventually returning to their villages along the river for the winter. The Takelma tribe took advantage of different food sources during each season in order to survive the changing climate.
Western lowland gorillas are found from Cameroon to the Republic of Congo to Angola. They determine their habitat by the local food sources, specifically, terrestrial herbs. Just like humans, the Western lowland gorillas change their diet per season. However, in their region, only two seasons exist: wet and dry season. During the wet season, these gorillas consume a large amount of fruit, whereas during dry season, their diet consists of fibrous vegetation and herbs.
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