Another mysterious primate, this time from South America, a giant type said to be at least 10 feet tall.
By the reports and descriptions of this alleged creature, it has been suggested that the Curinquean might be a descendant of, related to, or even actually a Gigantopithecus, the largest primate that ever walked the Earth which went extinct 500,000 years ago.
In March and April of 1937 one of these alleged creatures supposedly went on a three week rampage at Barra das Garças, a small farming town 300 miles southeast of the city of Cuiabá, capital of the central state of Mato Grosso do Sul.
The story goes that a large number of heads of cattle were slaughtered by somebody or something with super-human strength, enough to torn out their huge tongues. Reports included unconfirmed sightings, humanoid-like tracks as long as 18 inches, and horrible roaring from the woods. All together, over one hundred heads of yellow cattle of old Spanish origin were killed, all the way to Ponta Branca, located 150 miles south of Barra das Garças. This rampage was reported in the major newspapers in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.
According to reports, the Curinquean is a real giant, very tall and bulky, with a long, dark, shaggy coat, a flat head, and a beetling brow. It has long, powerful arms and huge hands, and very humanlike feet that leave imprints like those of a giant man, but clawed. These creatures are said to be able to stay for long periods in the ruggedest country, and to be stock raiders.
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