Mutant calf with 'human face' stuns farmers, expert explains what happened

By Mirror | Tuesday, Sep 10th 2019 at 15:10
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A deformed calf stunned farmers with its human-like face.

A local filmed a clip of the mutant animal in the tiny village of Villa Ana, in Argentina, with the footage later posted on YouTube.

Sadly, the creature was born with a small nose and mouth and struggled to hold up its head.

It apparently had a malformed skull and died within a couple of hours of its birth, reports say.

Genetics expert Nicolas Magnago told local media that the animal could have had a rare genetic mutation.

He said: "[A] mutation is a change in the DNA sequencing that was transferred to the cow's offspring.

"It was a spontaneous mutation caused by the action of mutagens, physical, chemical or biological agents, which altered its genetic sequencing."

It comes after a calf with two heads, four eyes and two mouths was born in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh, India, at the start of the year.

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