Where does the unicorn live? The mystery solved
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Unicorns are such special creatures that many different cultures have written about them throughout history. These amazing beasts can be found anywhere in the world, because they live in the wonderful realms of imagination. They live in our hearts and minds, in our books, our movies and our images.
The Internet is full of pictures and videos of unicorns. We love to read about them and watch them. If you're lucky, you may have seen one before, looking around the boundaries of imagination and out into the real world.
Unicorns hidden in the woods
Many unicorns live in forests, where there are many berries, nuts and fruits to eat. Trees protect them from wind and rain and help them hide from predators.
Unicorns are often thought to live in forests.
A unicorn galloping proudly in the forest accompanied by a fairy peeking out from behind a tree.
Unicorns are shy creatures, so they like that they can disappear quickly if someone they don't want to see ventures their way. They can blend into the shadows of the woods and disappear faster than you'd think.
These amazing beasts are so agile that they can effortlessly dodge and dart around tall logs. This makes it easier for them to outrun anyone who tries to follow them. Their strong legs and nimble hooves prevent them from stumbling over uneven ground or tree roots.
We all know the mystical images of unicorns grazing at dawn, perhaps drinking cold water by a lake. Surrounded by the dark trunks of centuries-old trees, they seem to glow in the dim light. The age of the forests may increase the chances of unicorns living there. The trees are full of wisdom and memory, and unicorns can find peace and solitude there.
Unicorns are said to live in the mountains, where they can feed on the tops of rainbows. Unicorns do not have wings , so it makes sense that they need to climb mountains to appreciate this rare delicacy. Rainbows are not common, so many unicorns congregate when there is one to eat.
The peak of the unicorn. One of the many mountains where unicorns roam.
Unicorn Peak In Washington, U.S.A. Maybe you can spot a unicorn?
Unicorns in the mountains must be especially agile to avoid stumbling over treacherous rocks and rough trails. They will have less room to hide, so they will need to be more vigilant in case someone approaches. Running away is not so easy at the top of a mountain.
If you've ever seen how mountain goats can climb an almost steep cliff, you'll feel how unicorns can climb when they need to. With sunlight shining on their shiny coats, they can evade even the fastest mountain predators.
Mountains offer caves where unicorns can hide and protect themselves from bad weather. Unicorns living in the mountains often have one or two different caves to which they retreat when they feel threatened or when a storm is coming. There are no rainbows to eat when it rains hard, so they may go to rest until the bad weather passes and there is sunshine to mix with the rain.
A meadow is perhaps the most obvious place to imagine a unicorn life. Rolling green hills and rolling valleys are ideal for grazing animals of all kinds. The wildflower meadows positively invite these silvery creatures to roll around and bask in the sun. With butterflies, crickets and little birds, how could a place be more perfect for a peaceful creature like a unicorn?
Unicorn living in the meadows.
The open spaces of the prairies also give unicorns the opportunity to do what they do better than any animal in the world: run. We've all seen horses galloping across a vast expanse of land. We've seen how horses' muscles twist and sag, and how their manes and tails flow in the wind savoring their freedom and power.
A unicorn is much faster than a horse. They are the fastest creatures of all; they can plunge across open grasslands as fast as rivers, shining like silver in the sun. Effortlessly, they can travel for miles in moments, barely leaving a footprint in the grass behind them.
In meadows, there is more room for unicorns to gather, and there is plenty to eat. The sweet grass in the sun is perfect for unicorns, and there are plenty of them. Unicorns, young and old, can survive here. There are no difficult cliffs, but they can't reach the top of the rainbow to chew.
Unfortunately, the grasslands don't have much shelter for unicorns. There are no trees or caves to hide in. If the weather is bad, many unicorns will need to get out of the grasslands and find a place where they can rest without getting wet or cold. Perhaps it is in a surrounding forest.
When the sun comes out again, you can be sure that unicorns will be back to mowing the grass and strutting in the warmth. On clear nights they like to lie down late and watch the stars, perhaps fall asleep in the moonlight and enjoy the cool grass beneath their bodies.
Other unicorns in the world
You may have heard of unicorn ambushes that also roam our world. In the past, we took some of them for unicorns. Marco Polo thought rhinos were unicorns. He was very disappointed that they did not look like what he had imagined. If you compare a shelled rhinoceros to the slender white beauty of a unicorn, you can understand why!
The rhino has been compared to the unicorn because of its unique horn , but it's hard to see what else it might have had in common. Rhinos are not silver or white, they do not have flowing manes, and their heavy, armored bodies are not agile. They are beautiful animals in their own right, but Marco Polo probably wasn't the only one who thought they didn't look exactly like he expected unicorns to.
Narwhals are the closest animals we can see right now that look like unicorns, and I think they are beautiful creatures. This is also the reason why we have already written a separate article on narwhals and their relationship to unicorns. They are graceful and agile, and stunning pure white in the deep ocean waters. They live in icy seas, gather in large family herds and play sports with their "horns", which are now more often called "tusks".
The quiet grace with which they float in the water can easily be compared to the agility and elegance of a unicorn on land. Their ability to disappear into the depths is much like a unicorn's ability to disappear. Finally, they seem to belong to two worlds at the same time, existing between air to breathe and water to swim, just as unicorns can often transcend the boundaries between worlds.
Many people sought to have narwhal horns, believing they could bring the luck and healing associated with unicorn horns. It was not good for the narwhals, who were hunted, trapped and killed. Narwhal horns were still sold as unicorn horns until 1741. I pity the narwhal!
Narwhals are often referred to as unicorns of the sea.
The Narwhals may have inspired part of the story of The Last Unicorn . In this story, the unicorns were thrown into the sea by an evil king who wanted to keep them for himself, because looking at them was the only thing that gave him joy. The unicorns were trapped in the waves, afraid to come out.
Maybe when you look at the sea you can see some unicorns dancing in the waves. It's a beautiful place for them, full of fun and energy, but also dangerously powerful and unpredictable. The sea is wild and impossible to catch, so unicorns can feel very comfortable there, safe in the waves and visible at times in the bright foam that rises and crashes on the beaches.
If unicorns live among the waves, that would explain why they are so hidden in our world. The deep waters hold many mysteries we have yet to unravel, and the ever-changing wilderness of the water would be perfect for protecting these beautiful creatures from evil.
Maybe the next time you're out at sea or playing on the beach, you'll notice the shimmering sheen of a pearly coat or the glint of silver hooves, and you know that unicorns are at play against the sand.