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Mr. Gao Baiqi, a farm owner in Linyi city, Shandong province, China, was astonished to see a newborn piglet with two trunks and eight legs on the same body.
“I’ve never seen anything like this before,” Gao said. He even tried to separate the deformed pig from the herd for convenience, but the animal convulsed and died within minutes of being born.
The deformed animal died a few minutes after birth.
Mr Baiqi said: “I even prepared milk to feed him, but the animal died within a few minutes.”
There is still no definite explanation as to why this piglet has such a peculiar shape. Many scientists believe that the animals are actually two identical twins, but the mutation has prevented them from separating properly, which is similar to the case of conjoined twins in humans.
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