Humpbacked Leokapi

The humpbacked leokapi is a fierce, large aquatic carnivore. Leokapi grow from 18-25 feet (5.5- 7.6 m) in length and resemble huge seals. However, they are not semi-terrestrial, only able to briefly beach themselves on land in a similar manner to some dolphins and orcas to catch their prey of fish, seals and other sealife. Barnacles grow on their small ossicones, scientists speculate the animals allow this to aid in ritual breeding behaviour. Their powerful rear tail enables them to swim as fast as dolphins and some boats. A leokapi near a boat is deemed bad luck, stemming back to older times where they were blamed for scaring off fish. Because of their poor reputation, they've been heavily hunted throughout their range and are now a protected species.

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