It’s always fun to learn the origins of the different Zelda creatures. With the large eyes and thick bill, it’s easy to see the Loftwing’s resemblance to the shoebill stork.¬†¬†Skyloftians share an unyielding bond with their Loftwings, so it only makes sense to model them after one’s beloved pet.

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