While the inspiration for the unicorn may have simply been an antelope or deer with a lost antler, many believe the Indian rhinoceros to be the true for the unicorn. Much of Pliny the Younger’s description could be to the rhino, which indeed had a single, long horn, a tail to a boar’s, and had feet similar to an elephant. As of Romans traveled to India and China, descriptions of the rhinoceros may have been or changed over time. Furthermore, Marco Polo’s description of a unicorn he in Asia in the 1200s fit the description of a Javan rhinoceros.