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This article contains information relating to a hoax. According to Cambridge dictionary a hoax is "a ​plan to ​deceive a ​large ​group of ​people; a ​trick."

The wolper

Wolpertinger is a creature said to inhabit the alpine forest of Bavaria-Germany. It has a body comprised from various animal parts — generally wings, antlers, tails and fangs, all attached to the body of a small mammal. The most widespread description is that of a horned rabbit or a horned squirrel.

Stuffed "wolpertingers", composed of parts of actual stuffed animals, are often displayed in inns or sold to tourists as souvenirs in the animals' "native regions". The Deutsches Jagd- und Fischereimuseum in Munich, Germany features a permanent exhibit on the creature. But this creature regarded same with its counterpart the Jackalope and Skvader as a hoax.

In popular media

Wolpertinger WoW

The Wolpertinger vanity pet in World of Warcraft

  • The Wolpertinger appears in World of Warcraft as a vanity pet, only available during the game's Brewfest holiday, which occurs once a year between the real life dates of September 20 and October 6. For US servers, the pet can only be obtained by completing a specific quest, although European servers instead can simply purchase the pet at any point during the event. This pet is unique in that it can only be seen (when in use) by those who happen to be drunk, excluding the player themselves and any party/raid members they may have. This helps players in PVP situations as they can usually keep their vanity pet out and remain relatively safe, since vanity pets tend to otherwise give players away.

See Also

  • Jackalope, another very similar hoax creature
  • Skvader, another very similar hoax creature

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