Saturday, August 01, 2009

Two-headed calf born in Colombia

This is Jenifer, a cow born with two heads but only one brain. The weight of the double head means Jenifer cannot stand without help, so the farmer has built a hammock to support her.

Jenifer was born last Friday at a farm in Rivera, 150 miles from Bogota.

Farmer Marino Cabrera, claims he has never seen anything like it in 30 years as a cattle breeder.

The calf's four-year-old mother had already gave birth to a normal and healthy calf.

"She's a very cute thing, beautiful, I see her as a pretty thing that God sent, he sent her as she is," Rosario Leyva, the wife of the farm's caretaker said.

The condition, known as Polycephaly, is incredibly rare, but can occur in both animals and humans.

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