(Picture by Matti Aumala)
    Kirins are the yales of eastern Asia. These antilope-like ealinids live in herds of about 10-30 individuals and ruled by an old male. The long, straight central horn of the kirin is a formidable weapon, but mostly used only for intimidation between males or against predators. Only kirin males have a long, forward-pointing horn. The female's horn is shorter and points straight up from the skull. The horn structure is remarkably similar to giant African elumbe, though it seems to be mere convergence.
(Text by Matti Aumala)
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