Soft-hearted farmer Hazbija Mujkovic has spared this two-legged goat from the slaughterhouse after raising the kid when its mum rejected it. Hazbija was astonished when the baby goat was born on his farm in Novi Pazar, Serbia, to a perfectly normal mother and ram.
"As a farmer I'm
not supposed to be sentimental but I couldn't help myself when I saw this little
thing," he explained. "His mother refused to feed him so I took over with
milk in a bottle and he seems to be thriving.
"My family has been raising
goats for generations and we've never seen anything like this," he
added. Now Hazbija has appealed to scientists to come forward to tell him
why his goat was born with no front legs.
Some experts say it is probably
a genetic condition while others suggest it could have been caused by chemical
pollution. "I just want her to be healthy and happy and when she's a bit
older I'll fix up some wheels and a small walking frame for her to get about
on," said Hazbija.