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Two-headed pig born in China

Published On: Apr 15 2013 08:11:20 AM CDT   Updated On: Apr 15 2013 10:50:55 AM CDT
Two-headed pig China

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A rare, two-headed pig was born last week in a village in eastern China.

A local vet told AFP the condition was cause by a rare deformity and the pig, born in Jiujiang, would not live very long.

But its owners have decided not to slaughter the animal right away, according to the Inquisitr.

Photos show the pig with two snouts, two ears and what appears to be a shared eye.

The deformity may be the same condition, called "axial bifurcation," that researchers determined was the cause of the two-headed bull shark in a study published this March, according to NBC News.

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