Deformed calf with two heads born in Vietnam

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A new born calf attracted a lot of attention in Ta Nup Village of Vietnam's Mekong Delta: it had two heads, two snouts, four eyes.
Its owner, Chau Chanh, told An Giang newspaper that his cow had given birth to the calf at around 4:30 PM on Tuesday.
“At first I thought she was having a twin. But we found out that they belong to only one calf after pulling the animal out,” he said. "I've never seen anything like this before."
The calf, weighing about 15 kg, died about four hours after birth.
According to the scientists, the condition, called polycephaly, is extremely rare. The calf was supposed to be a twin, but the egg inside the mother failed to split.
The website WPTZ.com in 2013 quoted Dr. David Rockwell, a veterinarian, as saying that calves with such a rare deformity seldom survive beyond several hours or days.
 
 

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