Unicorns are legendary creatures and have special magical powers to grant wishes of those who are pure of heart. These white beauties with their spiral single horn are elusive and can be very difficult to spot in the real world today. Being known for hiding in forests around the world they can only be spotted by a pure of heart soul because they know that these people would never reveal their location to the outside world or those not worthy of seeing them.
Unicorns eat grass and hay, and their favourite time of day to eat this grass is early morning when its covered in fresh dew drops. They eat because they want to though, not because they need to as they sustain their energy from the magic and positivity around them.
Unicorns do not need to drink to survive, just like eating, but they like water as it is as natural and pure as they are.
Unicorns love to grant wishes to those who are deserving. Their magical powers will allow the wisher one special wish. All they need to do is place their hand gently on the unicorn, close their eyes and make a secret wish that only the unicorn can hear. The joy on the faces of those whose wishes have been granted is enough to keep a unicorn happy for life.
Unicorns cannot fly, they are earthbound creatures unlike their relatives the Pegasus.
Unicorns have supreme strength and can take down any being, even those as big as an elephant if needed. Although unicorns would never willingly harm another animal or human.
Although quite solitary creatures’ unicorns do have families and elders who they follow and learn from just like us. Although you are only ever likely to see one unicorn at a time they do live in small groups.
Unicorns live for hundreds of years, as they are so difficult to spot no one knows just how old they can reach!
A unicorn horn is called an Alicorn. Also, the word for a winged horse! It is thought to have healing powers.
As they are such secret creatures spotting a unicorn can be very tricky. Here at The BIG Sheep we have a special connection with a unicorn who comes to see our guests every few months.