The jaampel is a type of herbivorous timand native to Zeconis. Even before recorded history, the Kuhneebo had domesticated the Jaampel, utilizing them as mounts and beasts of burden. It is often likened to the Zeconian version of the Earth horse.
Jaampels and kuhneebo interact in a wide variety of sport competitions and non-competitive recreational pursuits, as well as in working activities such as police work, agriculture, entertainment, and therapy. Jaampels were historically used in warfare, from which a wide variety of riding and driving techniques developed, using many different styles of equipment and methods of control. Many products are derived from jaampels, including meat, chaon, hide, and bone. Kuhneebo provide domesticated jaampels with food, alcohol, and shelter, as well as attention from specialists such as veterinarians.
Jaampels are moderately sized animals, with a core approximately a 140 cm long. They have a pair of wings, each typically two meters in length when extended, providing it with a large wingspan to glide for extended periods of time. They have four ears, with one at the top of their head surrounded by three other ears. The most distinctive feature of a jaampel is its single enormous hind leg, which can easily be confused for a type of tail to the uninformed. Nearly two meters in length, it can bend in half and quickly retract, giving the jaampel the ability to leap incredible distances in a single bound. It uses this method of locomotion to navigate the thick forests of Zeconis, allowing it conserve more energy than other winged animals, such as the Oxtobaar, which rely on much stronger wing muscles to provide lift.
They are pink in color, with purple ears and wings, and black claws.
A jaampel is able to quickly move about the Iaddoras using its leg, giving it a way to put distance between itself and a predator instantaneously, while its wings - adapted for efficient gliding - give it a way to fly away for a lengthy period of time to escape pursuit. These traits made it an ideal mount for ancient kuhneebo.
Jaampels are herbivores, mainly eating fruits, leaves, nuts, and grasses that they forage.