WATCH: Mutant cow born with four eyes and two faces
A four-eyed mutant calf has been born in China with two heads and two mouths which it is able to feed with.
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The little animal was born with the unusual features after it is suspected to have experienced some sort of genetic mutation.
Villager Feng Wenhong shared images of the calf online from the remote village of Donggou, in north-western China’s Shaanxi province.
Feng feared the little calf did not have long to live and said it could not stand up.
“All the other calves were very normal. I didn’t notice it at first. I thought the calf’s head was just bigger than usual, but as I walked closer I realised it had two heads.
“It can drink from both mouths and seems to be quite stable, but the poor thing can’t stand,” Feng said.
The six-year-old cow’s latest calf has unsurprisingly become a must-see for nearby villagers, who have come to Feng’s farm to view the mutant animal first hand.
Wu Wei, who is deputy head of the Qindu District Forestry Station, said the cow’s condition was almost certainly caused by a gene mutation during its developmental phase. He noted that animals like this do not tend to live long.