Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Fact of the Day: Giraffe Monster

The Ming dynasty had originally gotten a giraffe from Africa. Many believed the animal to be the mythical animal known as the Qilin.  

12 comments:

Anna-Alina said...

I had no idea about that!

Unknown said...

well, that signified a good omen for them :D

Blue Grumpster said...

People believe too much.

Margaret D said...

Really, I didn't know that.
Merry Christmas to you, Daisy and your family.

Pat Hatt said...

Hopefully they wised up after a while

Moscow Blogger said...

Hi dear! Amazing pic))

Kati said...

If you've never seen one before, it must be quite mysterious!

Have a great Christmas,
-Kati

Martha said...

I guess seeing it for the first time must have been quite surprising.

stephen Hayes said...

It's hard to imagine just how strange these animals appeared to people who'd never seen them before.

The Happy Whisk said...

Neato.

Valentina Chirico said...

What a fun fact, Adam! It's not hard to imagine how people could think after the fisrt time seeing it that giraffes are strange animals, almost mythical. I think they are funny!
Merry Christmas Adam and all the best for the holidays to you and your family!

DEZMOND said...

sure is mythical!