|Scientific name :||Gigantopithecus blacki|
|Time period :||Late Miocene to late Pleistocene epochs.|
|Primary diet :||Herbivore|
|In the programmes|
|Appearances :||Walking with Cavemen (Savage Family)|
|In the books|
Gigantopithecus was an ape that stood 3 meters tall upright and weighted 544 kg. It probably walked like modern gorillas and may have looked like a modern gorilla apart from the size difference. Gigantopithecus may have been an inspiration of the yeti, bigfoot and sasquatch cryptids in cryptozoology, and also King Kong in the media. Although it may look like a giant gorilla its closest modern living relative is the orangutan in Southeast Asia instead.
In Walking with... SeriesEdit
A trio of Homo erectus encountered a Gigantopithecus eating bamboo. The behemoth ape scared them away with its size.
- In Walking with Cavemen, they made the Gigantopithecus entirely with animatronics and puppets.