‘Siberian unicorn’ walked Earth with humans

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According to (This article and its images were originally posted on BBC News – Science & Environment November 27, 2018 at 07:54AM.)

(Cover Image) copyright W S Van der Merwe – Image caption: Artist’s impression of the ‘forgotten beast’

A giant rhino that may have been the origin of the unicorn myth survived until at least 39,000 years ago – much longer than previously thought.Known as the Siberian unicorn, the animal had a long horn on its nose, and roamed the grasslands of Eurasia.

New evidence shows the hefty beast may have eventually died out because it was such a picky eater.

Scientists say knowing more about the animal’s extinction could help save the remaining rhinos on the planet.

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