Real Unicorns?

Do unicorns exist? Have they ever existed? They are featured in many very old pieces of artwork. At one time people believed they were real. There have been stories about them, and even a song. But do they exist today? That is the question that may be answered in this video.

Now, I must warn you that if you're looking for a horse with a horn in this video you're going to be sorely disappointed. The unicorns here are a kind of goat, and they are very real. If you immediately think that disqualifies these creatures as unicorns then read what I have to say first.

Look closely at the picture above. It is a painting that is believed to have been done by Domenico Zampieri in 1602. Very old indeed. That is definitely a unicorn in the painting, but is it a horse like we all might believe? Maybe not. Look closely at its chin. This unicorn has the beard of a goat! That's not the only similarity. Unicorns also have cloven hooves like goats. All unicorns have these traits.

Were unicorns horses? No. Were they goats? Probably not. I think it doesn't matter. Unicorns were unicorns. I don't know how these goat unicorns in the video were created, nor do I care. I'm just here to show you a cool nature video. Now watch the video for a little bit of fun.

This video was created by Theunicornkeepers on December 11, 2007. Go to Theunicornkeepers' YouTube channel to see more.

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  1. Well I have never seen a goat with just one horn before...and uni means one so maybe this animal is where the myth (if it is a myth) of the unicorn first came from....will we ever really know?? Do we want to really find out and risk spoiling the myth??/ I'm not so sure!!

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  2. Very interesting theory. If you look really closely at the foot raised on the old photo it appears to be cloven too. It's got a split in the middle... Definitely not horse!

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  3. It's interesting to speculate. I think a lot of things we think are true, are NOT. And conversely, a lot of things we ascribe to myth, may actually BE true...

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