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Ancient Animal: The Last Giant Siberian Unicorn What Caused It to Go Extinct?


The Giant Siberian Unicorn was a real animal that existed in the past, despite the fact that the tale of it may make a decent title for a Cartoon Network original series.

The Giant Rhinoceros, also known as the Elasmotherium, was thought to be much older than humans, with the first written accounts of it dating back to 2.6 million years ago.

But, recently a new fossil was discovered which only dates back to 29,000 years ago which definitely debunks that theory.

They were typically 2 meters (6.56ft) tall and 4.5m (14.76ft) long and they would usually weigh around 4 tons or so each.

Johan Fischer von Waldheim made the initial finding of one in 1808. It was a lower jaw, and Yekaterina Romanovna Vorontsova-Dashkova gave it to the museum.

The 29,000-year-old skull was found in March 2016 in Kazakhstan’s Pavlodar area. These prehistoric behemoths have been portrayed in many different cultures.

For instance, the Chinese K’i-lin made frequent mention of it in their texts as a beast that ought to be respected.

Another bronze artifact from the Warring States depicted a being with its head lowered for grazing, a horn sticking out of its forehead, and a hunched-over stance.

Vasily Radlov discovered yet another representation of it in Siberia’s Yakut people in 1866, who referred to them as the “Huge Black Bull.”

Last but not least we have the medieval Northern Russia book of ballads known as “Golubinaia kniga” or “The book of the dove”. Here a supposed battle between the righteous unicorn and the lying lion is depicted.


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