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Pig with two snouts born in China


Posted on Thursday, 8 September, 2011 | Comment icon 13 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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Hot on the tail of the human-faced pig story comes the tale of another pig - this one with two snouts.

Born on a farm in China's Jilin province, 'Babe' the pig has not one but two snouts. The unusual piglet seems otherwise healthy enough and is being fed for the moment via a bottle. "The mouths aren't much of an advantage because his head is very heavy and he gets pushed around by the others," the farmer has said.

"The two-month-old - part of a litter born on a farm in Deshengtang, Jilin province, northern China - can use both his mouths to eat and appears otherwise normal, say his owners."

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Comment icon #4 Posted by Khaleid on 9 September, 2011, 5:18
China has few regulations when it comes to genetic engineering, wonder if it has anything to do with that?
Comment icon #5 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: on 9 September, 2011, 12:33
Naw, it'll adapt. Once his neck becomes stronger to support the weight, it'll be fine.
Comment icon #6 Posted by AliveInDeath on 9 September, 2011, 13:33
It's just one of those rare mutations. Nothing to get excited about.
Comment icon #7 Posted by paul the walrus on 9 September, 2011, 13:36
Somebody needs to get this pig and have it stuffed. Collectors go crazy for these animals with defects and pay the big bucks for them if they are stuffed and mounted correctly.
Comment icon #8 Posted by The Lone Ranger on 9 September, 2011, 14:17
Where`s a pokéball when you need one
Comment icon #9 Posted by Skeptic Chicken on 9 September, 2011, 14:32
But BUT the piggeh! :
Comment icon #10 Posted by Hybrid89 on 10 September, 2011, 0:06
poor thing. it looks to be in pain, or is that me .
Comment icon #11 Posted by SerendipityWise on 17 April, 2012, 12:07
Aww poor little darling, that looks incredibly uncomfortable :( I hope it becomes stronger and able to deal with it's heavy head
Comment icon #12 Posted by esperwolf on 13 May, 2012, 20:30
This is due to the genes overproducing a gene called Sonic Hedgehog(no joke). There is an opposing force to this called Cyclopia where not enough SHH is produced resulting in things like this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3-LoaVTvjA there has been no record of any cyclopia animals surviving.


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