Single horned deer

Single horned roe deer

perhaps we can add to the more commonly assumed sources of the unicorn legend – the rhinocerus and the narwhal – this sort of natural or artificial “unicorn”, ordinary horned beasts that sometimes, by accident or by design, produce only a single horn. a good video of the deer in the tuscany park can be seen, with useful commentary, on the discovery chanel web site. 1-year-old roe deer — nicknamed "unicorn" — was born in captivity in the research center's park in the tuscan town of prato, near florence, tozzi said. – a deer with a single horn in the center of its head — much like the fabled, mythical unicorn — has been spotted in a nature preserve in italy, park officials said wednesday.

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the 1-year-old roe deer — nicknamed “unicorn” — was born in captivity in the research center’s park in the tuscan town of prato, near florence, tozzi said. we can’t manage deer geneticsthe antler growth bell curve. goal of quality deer management (qdm) is to improve buck age structure by protecting yearling bucks. but during that era it was common for stories to travel great distances by word of mouth, and as artistotle argued, when the tale made its way to him, was this single-horned, silvery being any more absurd to imagine than a giraffe or an elephant?

The one-horned deer that could solve the mystery of the unicorn

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ancient authorities aristotle and pliny the elder both described it as a one-horned animal but they must have been describing it side-on: the arabian oryx has two horns that can reach 75cm (29in) long. the answer to the second question is already emerging through research: it is difficult or impossible for hunters to influence genetics in free-ranging deer. the best example of this is also the first written reference in western literature to a single-horned "wild ass. in one sense of the term, deer with abnormal antlers are identified by hunters as genetic misfits and targeted for harvest.

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 — a deer with a single horn in the center of its head — much like the fabled, mythical unicorn — has been spotted in a nature preserve in italy, park officials said wednesday. this may be what happened accidentally to the italian deer. the deer may not be a “unicorn” for long; it will soon shed its horn, as deer generally do, and it is not certain that the single horn will regrow as it is. therefore, i would discourage harvesting yearling bucks with abnormal antlers unless you have serious overpopulation issues and the chief objective is simply reducing deer numbers.

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single-horned deer are rare but not unheard of — but even more unusual is the central positioning of the horn, experts said. rather, other than three cases of deer breaking antler main beams after shedding velvet, i could not determine why soos antlers had developed on the remaining specimens using only the skull or skull plate. the wild ox, a now-extinct creature rendered in bas relief profiles with one horn, was translated in greek as monokeros or one-horned. the mother deer was injured by a car while pregnant with the twins, possibly causing the horn to be shifted to the middle of the head.