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Cow born with 2 mouths and 4 eyes, caused by freak mutation

An extraordinary mutant four-eyed calf was born in China, in the remote village of Donggou, in north-western Shaanxi province, with an extra head and mouth which it is able to feed with.

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Villager Feng Wenhong, the owner of this bizarre calf, said that: "All the other calves [from the same mother] were very normal. They brought our family about £676 to £789 income.

"I didn't notice it at first. I thought the calf's head was just bigger than usual, but as I walked closer I realised it had two heads.

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"It can drink from both mouths and seems to be quite stable, but the poor thing can't stand."

Unsurprisingly, the six-year-old cow's latest calf has become something of a must-see attraction for neighbouring villagers, who have all come to Feng's farm to see the mutated animal first hand.

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Wu Wei, the deputy head of the Qindu District Forestry Station, said the cow's condition was almost certainly caused by a gene mutation during its developmental phase while still inside its mother's uterus.

Sadly, Wu also notes that conjoined animals like these do not tend to live long.