Trail of the Unicorn is a comic story written and drawn by Carl Barks. It features Donald Duck, Huey, Dewey and Louie Duck, Scrooge McDuck, Gladstone Gander, and, in their debuts, a Gnoof, Unie the Unicorn and the fictional Mustapha Handout.


Upset that it appears to be the only animal still missing in his Zoo, Scrooge McDuck sends Donald Duck, Huey, Dewey and Louie Duck and Gladstone Gander to Shangri-Lala in the Himalayas, to bring him back what his sources tell him is the last known living Unicorn!


  • Unicorns can only feed on a certain type of Himalayan moss. They possess enormous physical strength.
  • The Ducks travel to Shangri-Lala, in the Indian Himalayas.
  • McDuck Zoo is believed by its owner Scrooge McDuck to contain at least one of every species of animals in the world.
  • Donald Duck compares Unicorns to Fauns and Satyrs, calling all three figments of the imagination. He describes and mimicks Fauns and Satyrs as humanoids who hop about going BAA! BAA! with a malicious gleam in their eyes.


Behind the scenesEdit

Written in 1949, this story was first printed in February of 1950 in Four Color Comics #263. It was reprinted in Donald Duck #252, Walt Disney's Vacation Parade #5, and, of course, in the various versions of the Carl Barks Library. It was also printed in English in the Australian One Shot #18, Donald Duck #16 and #179.

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.