There may not be such an animal as the mythical horse with a horn on its head. However there are these ten animals that are as close as we can find in the wild. Unicorn by name, or by features, these are the animals that come surprisingly close.
1. Indian Rhinoceros (Rhinoceros uniconus)
Indian Rhinoceros photo by Lip Kee
2. Saola (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis)
Saola Photo by William Robichaud.
3. Narwhal (Monodon monoceros)
Narwhal photo by Paul Nicklen
4. Unicornfish (Naso sp.)
Unicorn fish By Karelj
5. Texas unicorn mantis (Phyllovates chlorophaea)
A Texas unicorn mantis (Phyllovates chlorophaea) (Credit: MYN/Seth Patterson/NPL)