Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Two-headed piglet born in China

A farmer in east China's Jiangzi Province province has found himself at the centre of attention when one of his pigs gave birth to a litter which included this piglet with two heads.

Locals and tourists have flocked to see the unusual spectacle, which was born with two noses and mouths, but with only one ear and one eye on each head.

Farmer Deng Xiaochun noted that the hind legs were much longer than its forelegs.

The farmer said: "I have been raising pigs for more than ten years, but never saw such a weird one."


Barbwire said...

China seems to have an inordinate amount of birth deformities. Think it might have something to do with the pollution?

Miss Cellania said...

I would call that a severe case of cleft palate instead of two heads. Yes, there are two noses and tongues, but that may may be caused by the cleft becoming permanent early in gestation. The real test is whether the pig has two brains, which we will probably never find out.