Mother Nature has an amazing capacity for diversity and seems to constantly amaze us. Sometimes new species are discovered that just seem completely unbelievable in their appearance. This can include the Pinocchio Frog, the Red-Lipped Batfish, and the Saiga Antelope. Each of these animals has an astounding physical feature that makes it hard to believe that they exist. Speaking of antelope the Cloud Antelope has been astounding the internet for some time now.

Cloud Antelope
Cloud Antelope

Image via Hoax or Fact

This exotic creature is reputed to be a native of Nepal living high in the Himalayas. The antelope almost looks like it could be the lap dog of the Abominable Snowman. The question here is, is it a real animal?

Cloud Antelope
Cloud Antelope

Image via Deviant Art

The simple answer is no. But it isn't really one of those classic internet hoaxes either. This is actually a piece of art by artist CMWyvern. The Cloud Antelope is essentially a sort of posable doll.

Cloud Antelope
Cloud Antelope

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Apparently someone got hold of a picture of the Cloud Antelope that did not have a watermark and started trying to pass it off as a real animal. As the old quote goes, "There's a sucker born every minute." and some people started believing it. CMWyvern has been the first to cry foul and has even added a disclaimer to the Cloud Antelope post on Deviant Art.

Grassland Lemur Dragon
Grassland Lemur Dragon

Image via CMWyvern

When someone chooses to have Wyvern in their name you can pretty much bet that he/she is into mythical creatures. The Cloud Antelope is just one of many mythical animal creations by the artist.

All this being said, you still really want one of your own, don't you?

Sources: Hoax or Fact, Deviant Art, CMWyvern

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