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The Huallepen, also known as the Huallipen or the Guallipen is a strange, bovine-like cryptid said to haunt the lakes and rivers of Chile. This beast’s name derives from the Mapuche word Wallipén which translates as “sheep-calf.”
The Huallepen has the body of a sheep or cow and the head of a young calf. It had twisted feet with short front legs and a back end that resembles a seal. It lives in pools and frequently mates with other herded animals. The offspring it produces have twisted muzzles and legs.
There are several explanations as to what the creature could be. Theories include:
- An undiscovered species (a Cryptid)
- This beast is also said to reportedly be able to mate with either sheep or cattle, creating bizarre hybrid offspring.
- Legend states that if a pregnant woman goes near the beast, then her child will be born with twisted legs and muzzles.
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