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Calf with six legs defies the odds

By T.K. Randall
April 1, 2012 · Comment icon 6 comments

Image Credit: CC 3.0 Herzi Pinki
A six-legged calf that defied the odds by surviving past seven weeks has become a minor Swiss celebrity.
The outlook seemed grim for Lilli when she was born with a curve on her spine and two extra limbs, but despite the odds she survived. Farmer Andreas Knutti admitted that when he first saw Lilli he couldn't bring himself to euthanize her because she was 'so full of life'. If all goes to plan Lilli will be able to join her fellow cows on the Alpine pastures in the summer.
Being born with two extra legs may not the best start in life for a cow, but Lilii, the six-legged calf, refuses to be cowed into hiding away because of her disability.

Source: Daily Mail | Comments (6)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Princess Serenity 12 years ago
It's actually pretty cute. Glad it's doing well.
Comment icon #2 Posted by DieChecker 12 years ago
April Fools? Or real?
Comment icon #3 Posted by chainsawcam 12 years ago
3 posts before the story is posted!! Stinks of Poisson D'Avril to me!!
Comment icon #4 Posted by chainsawcam 12 years ago
nope - genuine story indeed. Beautiful looking animal!!!
Comment icon #5 Posted by Hybrid89 12 years ago
I just hope the animal isnt in pain. Still, 6 legs. wow.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Pixie Kisses 12 years ago
It would defy the odds of going in my mouth too, having 6 legs.

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