The beast was said to have a single horn so large that it had to be transported by sled.
Other legends circulate in this region, usually concerning a large white or blue woolly bull with one large horn coming from its forehead.
While the writers in all these languages did not know how to describe the beast, one common theme was the single horn, along with their vast stature.
The best known of this species, the , was the size of a mammoth, covered in hair, and is thought to have had a large horn protruding from its forehead, hence the title “Siberian Unicorn”.
According to early estimated descriptions, the beast stood around 2 meters (6.56 ft.) tall, 4.5 meters (14.76 ft.) long, and weighted an impressive 4 tonnes.
, also known as the Giant Rhinoceros or the Giant Siberian Unicorn, is an extinct species of rhino that lived in the Eurasian area in the Late Pliocene and Pleistocene eras.
They have been documented from 2.6 million years ago, but the most recent fossils come from around 29,000 years ago.