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| Princess Ruto|
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Zoras are an aquatic blue skinned race which inhabit Hyrule and Termina. They are incredibly skilled natural swimmers. Their body weight and height varies some can be short and round like King Zora while others can be tall and thin like Prince Ralis. It is unknown what affects their weight it may be like humans with diet and excercise.
While still visibly humanoid in some cases, the Zoras resemble other marine creatures in their body structure. Most of them wear no clothes, but certain members of their species do wear clothing, or, a helmet that completely encases their head. They are generally covered in silver scales, which give them a pale blue sheen from a distance, and they have dark blue spots on their extremities. Where humans sometimes have long hair, average Zoras have rear-hanging caudal extensions of their heads shaped like the tails of dolphins, perhaps as a cephalic form of dorsal fin. These tails undulate periodically, which gives a Zora's head the unique semblance of a fish. Zoras have two large ulnar fins located distally on their forearms, and some have smaller fins at their ankles. They are sometimes depicted as having webbed feet and hands. They lack ears in the traditional sense, but do have pronounced noses.
Zora government is monarchical, as illustrated by King Zora, the sole ruler of the Zoras in Ocarina of Time; another King Zora in The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages; and Queen Rutela, the deceased ruler of the Zoras in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. Queen Rutela mentions that her husband, King Zora, died some time ago. The Zora Royal Family is responsible for maintaining order among their people, overseeing care for Jabu-Jabu, seen in Ocarina of Time and Oracle of Ages, and assuring that the waters upon which he and all creatures rely are clean and pure.
The Zora's hold a treasure near and dear to them called the Zora Sapphire, it is one of the three stones needed to open to the gate of time. Princess Ruto says that it will be her engagement ring one day when Link comes to take it, she gives it to Link saying that they are now engaged. It is next seen hanging around the neck of Prince Ralis some years after the events of Ocarina of Time.