“The identification between the Qilin and the giraffe is supported by some attributes of the Qilin, including its vegetarian and quiet nature. Its reputed ability to “walk on grass without disturbing it” may be related to the giraffe’s long, thin legs. Also the Qilin is described as having antlers like a deer and scales like a dragon or fish; since the giraffe has horn-like “ossicones" on its head and a tessellated coat pattern that looks like scales it is easy to draw an analogy between the two creatures. The identification of Qilin with giraffes has had lasting influence: even today, the same word is used for the mythical animal and the giraffe in both Korean and Japanese.”
(Image: 1934 Illustration by Ivan Bilibin)
See also Savannah.
Been reading about domestic/wild cat hybrids recently.
“Arcade Longplay  Funky Jet”
There was a time in the late 80s/early 90s where Bubble Bobble knock-off was a genre unto itself.
Also, the developers of this game, Mitchell, made the game Tokyo Crash Mobs, which I bought on the 3DS eShop earlier this year.