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Image of a Leucrocota, from Aberdeen Bestiary manuscript c. 1200

The Leucrocotta (or Leukrokotta or Corocotta) was a creature that was native to Africa. It had the body of a stag, the neck of a lion, hooves, and a very wide mouth that had a sharp ridge rather than teeth.

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  • The Leucrocotta was most likely an exaggerated explanation of a hyena.
  • The Leucrocotta was said to be able to imitate the voices of people to lure them as their prey.

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