Hatchling clyraffes are able to get up and run shortly after hatching, so any magi raising one should ensure that it's in an enclosed area before it makes it out of the shell. Hatchlings are curious and love to lick anything they can find; with their long tongues, this also means they can get into holes and cracks to see if there's anything tasty inside. They especially enjoy sweet things, which can include new grass, young leaves, and any candy a magi forgets to take out of their pocket. Fortunately for the clyraffe, it's an adorable and friendly hatchling, and it enjoys gently wrapping its neck around people to give them a cuddle.
Clyraffes are tall, gangly creatures found mostly around the edges of the desert and within the open areas of forests. Despite their odd appearance, however, they can be quite graceful and possess great strength. Clyraffes are especially prized among healers, as they have the ability to find and remove parasites, and just their presence is often enough to ease someone's headache. They're generally gentle giants, living in loose social groups and raising their hatchlings with other members of the family, but they have been known to battle each other using their long heavy necks. Their spots help them camouflage in the dappled shadows among the trees, to the surprise of many magi who stumble upon them accidentally. It's thought the feathers on their legs help protect their slim ankles from sharp objects, and their skin is tough enough that it takes a concerted effort to break it.
Sprite art: Tekla | Description: Sochitelya