A MUTANT piglet born with two heads and three eyes has attracted huge crowds and cash offers, but the owner says it’s not for sale.
Farmer Zhong Xulong, from the village of Fengtian in Luzhou City, in south-western China’s Sichuan Province, said he noticed the “special” piglet as soon as it was born along with 13 of its siblings.
One of the piglets in the litter is said to have died soon after being born, but surprisingly the two-headed animal survived.
Xulong’s dad, Zhong Guoyuan, said the family has been raising the mother for more than three years, and that it was the first time she had given birth to such a piglet.
He also claimed not to have noticed anything strange prior to the sow giving birth to the litter.
“The piglet has four legs and seems to be able to eat and breathe with either head,” Xulong said, adding that he is not able to explain the bizarre “third eye” in the middle of its two faces.
“Lots of people have come to see the pig already.”
“Someone even offered AU$400 (2,000 RMB) to buy it off us, but I refused.”
“I want to raise it and see it grow up, we’ll see what happens after that.”
Despite having two mouths from which it can feed, the piglet is now being given special attention by the family, who are hand-rearing it with baby formula and also keeping it in a special box