Throughout the ages and across all parts of the world, travelers have told fantastical tales of dragons, unicorns and basilisks living in far-away places. Accounts of people claiming to have seen werewolves, Nessie or Big Foot persist to this very day. Creatures such as unicorns and dragons have been immortalized in countless paintings, films, sculptures and stories. In his new book Rendezvous der Fabelwesen (in German), UZH zoologist Heinz-Ulrich Reyer explores what lies behind these fantastical beasts and takes a biological look at the cultural history of mythical creatures. Together with the UZH News team, the author has put together an online quiz for our readers to test their knowledge of unicorns, dragons and other legendary beings. Answer the questions for a chance to win a copy of Reyer’s new book Rendezvous der Fabelwesen!
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The right answers and the winners will be revealed here on UZH News on Thursday 17 February.
akg images (Questions 1, 5), akg/Science Photo Library (Question 2), spiegel.de (Questions 3), wikimedia (Questions 4, 5, 6), Museum Winterthur (Question 7)
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