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Arctic Unicorns – Hannah, Aaron

The Arctic Unicorn

 

The Arctic Unicorn, which likes to eat the rare red ring-weed that grows on the sandy sea floor, has a horn so cold that it can freeze anything it touches. Every so often, unicornologists travel to the North Pole to study these beautiful ice loving creatures as we know hardly anything about them. As more people travel to the northern tip of the world, Arctic Unicorns have, to the delight of many people, become bolder and have started coming closer to human settlements. 

 

Would you be able to recognise an Arctic Unicorn if you saw one? Unlike most winged horses, Arctic Unicorns have the ability to both swim and fly at high altitudes. Also, the main feature of this incredible creature is its magical horn which is made of unbreakable ice. The horn’s power is to freeze anything it touches in a 10cm thick layer of ice. Unsurprisingly, these shy beasts have gills, meaning that they can survive underwater for large amounts of time. They have ice-blue fur which helps them blend in with their surroundings and their eyes are the colour of the deep sea. However, a rare minority are pure white with light pink eyes: these are known as albinos.

 

Arctic Unicorns, which live only in the coldest places on Earth, have to be below 0°c otherwise they will overheat and die. They build their nests under all the ice and snow so that their foals are safe from all predators like polar bears. They make their nests out of debris that has come from human camps and have started to wander into human territories to collect nesting material.

 

The main diet of Arctic Unicorns is seaweed and some small types of fish. Their favourite food is the rare red ring-weed which is a type of seaweed that grows only in the North Atlantic Ocean. They will only eat large fish if they are in a place with no seaweed at all.

 

To relax, Arctic Unicorns like to collect different coloured shells from the seafloor and decorate their homes with seashells and seaweed. Additionally, these ice-loving creatures love to climb icebergs and dive into the water below. They are shy creatures but are becoming braver month by month. Sometimes they will become aggressive, but only when they feel threatened or they feel their young are in danger.

 

Unfortunately, Arctic Unicorns are becoming rare because global warming is melting the polar ice caps where they live, so if you think that you could give some money to help stop the planet from warming up, then please help to keep these harmless and endangered unicorns safe for future generations. 

If you want to give a donation or if you find one on a beach, then  please go to ArcticUnicorn.com/save.

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