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Described as half-camel and half-leopard.
is actually a giraffe.
Early Romans sought to describe giraffes by using the combination of
the shape of a camel with the coloration of the leopard.
Archbishop Trent writes: "It is a creature combining, though with
infinitely more grace, yet some of the height and even the proportions
of a camel, with the spotted skin of the pard."
heraldry, similar creatures were:
Allocamelus- (ass-camel)- the body of a camel with the head of an
Cameolpardel- like the camelopard, but with
two horns curved backwards. (pictured above)