Baku (Japanese mythology)
Baku is a famous tapir-like hybrid beast from Japanese mythology, combining the head, trunk and tusks of an elephant, the ears of a rhinoceros, the tail of a cow, the body of a bear, the mane of a lion, the legs of a tiger, and the body and tail of a horse. Baku are known for devouring nightmares, such as those brought by the Nue. References to the Baku in popular culture include Drowzee and Hypno from Pokemon.
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