Unicorn Deer, Bred in Italy

June 12, 2008 / No Comments

So much for the mythical unicorn, being extinct and all.

unicornitaly Unicorn Deer, Bred in Italy

A unicorn-looking deer was born in captivity in Italy. Breeders are saying the deer has a genetic flaw because his twin has two horns. Um, isn’t it possible the twin has a genetic flaw and the Roe Deer is the real deal?

Some think this kind of anomaly among deer is what inspired the myth of the unicorn.

A researcher at the park where the deer was born 1 year ago said that

this shows that even in past times, there could have been animals with this anomaly. […] It’s not like they dreamed it up.”

“Generally, the horn is on one side (of the head) rather than being at the center. This looks like a complex case.”

All that explaining is taking the fun out off, for me.

Now if the deer had wings, too, that would be really cool.