The huallepen, also known as the huallipen or the guallipen is a strange, bovine-like cryptid said to haunt the lakes and rivers of Chile. This beast’s name derives from the Mapuche word Wallipén which translates as “sheep-calf.”
The huallepen has the body of a sheep or cow and the head of a young calf. It had twisted feet with short front legs and a back end that resembles a seal. It lives in pools and frequently mates with other herded animals. The offspring it produces have twisted muzzles and legs.
- Deformed cattle
- Unknown species of aquatic cattle
- Unknown form of pinniped
- Eyewitness testimony
- This beast is also said to reportedly be able to mate with either sheep or cattle, creating bizarre hybrid offspring.
- Legend states that if a pregnant woman goes near the beast, then her child will be born with twisted legs and muzzles.