Something a bit less aggressive than the last animal alien I posted.
Laginnin are a mammalian species found all over Karkarr (the planet the Tenaliam
live on). When I say all over I mean it, various sub species are found basically on any piece of land where life is possible on that planet. Their size and markings vary considerably, the big image specimen here is a common stripped Laginnin which are one of the larger sub species and the female on the side is a pink jungle Laginnin which are a bit smaller.
These guys are herbivores that take advantage of high leaves in tree with their long neck and modified front legs used to grab around the trunk. Also besides sub species color and size differences the female are usually a slight bit smaller with a less elongated skull and no antler. Yeah you read right, that’s actually not a horn but a single antler that falls out and grows back in a yearly cycle. the appearance and size of the antler varies per sub species.
As far as design goes I honestly just wanted an animal that are familiar in how it kinda reminiscent of the deers, antelope and even giraffes of earth but with enough obvious anatomical differences to indicate its not from this world. A familiar alien
if you will
also you can’t really go wrong with an alien unicorn. Also yes I will admit I got the idea for how its front limbs should look from the space cows in mass effect, though they won’t steal your money when you aren’t looking (probably…).
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