Real unicorns roamed this Earth 29,000 years ago

Real unicorns aren’t just mythical.

The bad news: This ancient “Siberian Unicorn” looked nothing like the mythical creatures portrayed in so many fairy tales, but fatter and furrier, and in reality more rhino than stallion.

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Real ancient unicorns weren’t so pretty via CNN

This real unicorn, or ‘Elasmotherium sibiricu’, was originally thought to have gone extinct 350,000 years ago.

But a group of scientists have uncovered a well-preserved fossilized skull in Kazakhstan revealing that the creature was still alive and walking this earth a mere 29,000 years ago.

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Elasmotherium sibiricum or a mix between a giant buffalo and a rhino. via CNN

There is now some mystery surrounding how it survived so long.

Scientists hope this discovery will help them understand what environmental factors played a part in the eventual extinction of the species, and what role migration played in its survival up until that point.

Cops spent 3 hours chasing this ‘Unicorn’ around last month:

Understanding of the past allows us to make more accurate predictions about natural processes in the near future.

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