A stocky hoofed mammal with a short thick neck and belonging to the same family as the capryni. It has a heavy front body and a hump on its back. Its large head is covered with a helmet-like leather carapace which constitutes a formidable ram for defense. Like caprynis, rendors are grazing animals noted for their docility, though when provoked can be deadly to even the most aggressive predator. Occurs in forest and desert lands.