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Land - Creatures of the Earth


Unicorn model: Unicorn model, 10 feet long from tail to tip of horn

© D. Finnin/AMNH

Creatures of the earth

We share the land with countless living animals. Some are familiar; others seem quite bizarre. Creatures from the lands of myth can be both recognizable and strange. Sometimes they appear to have body parts from ordinary animals combined in very unusual ways. Other times they look just like familiar animals--but have extraordinary and magical powers.

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