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‘Human face’ calf stuns farmers after its birth

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A video showing a mutant calf with human-like face stunned farmers in Villa Ana village of Argentina, however, it died within hours of being born, reports in local media said.

The calf was born with a small nose and mouth which struggled to hold up its head, Mirror.co.uk reported.

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According to reports, the creature apparently had a malformed skull and died within a couple of hours of its birth.

Genetics expert Nicolas Magnago told local media that the animal could have had a rare genetic mutation.

He said: “[A] mutation is a change in the DNA sequencing that was transferred to the cow’s offspring.

“It was a spontaneous mutation caused by the action of mutagens, physical, chemical or biological agents, which altered its genetic sequencing.”

It comes after a calf with two heads, four eyes and two mouths was born in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh, India, at the start of the year.

 

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