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People have been trying for centuries to figure out what kind of animal my sacred animal is. Some think it's an African Hunting Dog (lycaon pictus), like these. It's a made-up animal, actually, made up of various animals I'm associated with, including dogs, pigs, anteaters, and even donkeys! [Photo 2008 by Mosztics Attila.] Public domain.