The Truth Behind Real Life Unicorns

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A unicorn doesn't have to be a horse. Technically, any animal with only one horn is a unicorn, which means there are actually a few unicorns in nature and even more animals that can be perceived as a unicorn. In the case of billy goats, they can even be made into unicorns:

Historical literature is very precise when describing the appearance of unicorns, noting their white color, cloven hooves and billygoat-like beard among other characteristics. Some self-styled veterinarian/alchemists have evidently noted these clues and have taken it upon themselves to create their very own unicorns from goats.

The process of making a unicorn goat is patented, but the basic concept involves translating the horn buds from a baby goat onto the center of its head.

Check out this great WebEcoist article to learn more about real life unicorns.

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December 2, 2010 - 3:11am
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