Two-headed pig born in China

Two-headed pig born in China

Two-headed pig born in China

Written by News 1st

16 Dec, 2013 | 1:51 pm

A two-headed pig has been born in China.

This little piggy -one of 10 in a litter -was born with polycephaly, a rare condition in which an extra, conjoined head is formed when a fertilized egg fails to divide successfully.

Owner of the special little piggy,farmer Du Gensheng said,

“When it tries to suckle the milk, it hesitates about which mouth to suckle the nipples. Sometimes one mouth wants to suck this nipple, while the other mouth tries another nipple, and then both failed”

The pig was born in Nanchang, capital of eastern China’s Jiangxi Province. It’s not the first polycephalic pig to be born in China this year. Another pig with two heads was born April 10th in a village in Jiujiang.

Earlier this month, China stuck a trade agreement that would facilitate the importation of $73.6 million worth of British pig semen.

Although China a leading producer and consumer of pork, it’s pig stock is of poor quality. Enter British hogs, whose semen will hopefully help produce a fitter, healthier, more productive breed of the other white meat.

Here is a look at the other animals who have made it to the news for being born with eccentricities,

Super Fat Cat 2012

This photo provided by the Santa Fe Animal Shelter veterinarian Dr. Jennifer Steketee, of her holding Meow, a 2-year-old tabby at the shelter in Santa Fe, N.M. Meow, arrived at the shelter weighing in at over 39 pounds, after his elderly owner could no longer care for the feline. The shelter plans to put the cat on a special diet so he can lose weight gradually. Adult cats typically weigh between 7 and 12 pounds.

This photo provided by the Santa Fe Animal Shelter veterinarian Dr. Jennifer Steketee, of her holding Meow, a two-year-old tabby at the shelter in Santa Fe, N.M. Meow, arrived at the shelter weighing in at over 39 pounds, after his elderly owner could no longer care for the feline. The shelter plans to put the cat on a special diet so he can lose weight gradually. Adult cats typically weigh between 7 and 12 pounds.

Three-eyed Fish

Three-eyed Fish found near Argentina.

Three-eyed Fish found near Argentina.

Two Head Cows 2010

Egyptian farmers feed a two-headed calf, which can't stand on its own legs because it is top heavy, at a village near Alexandria, Egypt.

Egyptian farmers feed a two-headed calf, which can’t stand on its own legs because it is top heavy, at a village near Alexandria, Egypt.

We 2007

We, a two-headed hermaphroditic rat snake, lived at the World Aquarium in St. Louis for 8 1/2 years before dying in June of 2007. In 2006, the aquarium unsuccessfully attempted to mate it with another two-headed snake.

A two-headed hermaphroditic rat snake, lived at the World Aquarium in St. Louis for 8 1/2 years before dying in June of 2007. In 2006, the aquarium unsuccessfully attempted to mate it with another two-headed snake.

Two Headed Turtle 2007

Store manager Jay Jacoby displays a two-headed red slider turtle at Big Al's Aquarium Supercenter in East Norriton, Pa.

Store manager Jay Jacoby displays a two-headed red slider turtle at Big Al’s Aquarium Supercenter in East Norriton, Pa.

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