The manticore (Early Middle Persian Martyaxwar) is a Persian legendary creature similar to the Egyptian sphinx. It has the body of a red lion, a human head with three rows of sharp teeth (like a shark), sometimes bat wings, and a trumpet-like voice.
This mysterious creature has been popping up around the world, leaving the scientific community puzzled. Does it make you want to squeeze it cuz its so cute, or chop its head off? - Dird: The New Creature Puzzling Scientists Everywhere