A point to the unicorn myth
DO you believe in unicorns? Rest assured you aren’t so daft after all.
There is a real anthropological reason behind the whole unicorn fantasy – and it’s all about a rather ugly giant rhino that survived until at least 39,000 years ago, much longer than previously thought.
Known as the Siberian unicorn, the animal had a long horn and roamed the grasslands of Eurasia.
New evidence shows the hefty beast may have eventually died out because it was such a picky eater – still a problem for rhinos today.
Weighing four tons, the Siberian unicorn, shared the planet with early modern humans for many thousands of years. So you see, you’re not a fantasist. You are simply remembering an ancient dream.