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.
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.
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.