Unicorns were real, although they were hardly the beautiful creatures of mythical lore in the popular imagination.
In fact, they looked a bit more on the charmless side, even a bit scary.
Yet, there is some scientific evidence to show that they were indeed real.
These creatures roamed the Earth in Siberia about 29,000 years ago in what is now presently Kazakhstan. But they were radically different in appearance than the popular notions of present day horses with graceful horns on their head. In fact, these beasts were kind of brutal in appearance, and they were even larger than the rhinos that we still know today.
Their official, scientific name is Elasmotherium sibiricum.
It's a pretty interesting story, and you can learn more about it by clicking on the link below:
'Unicorns' Lumbered Across Siberia 29,000 Years Ago by Mindy Weisberger, Senior Writer | March 29, 2016: