Mutant calf with 'human face' stuns farmers after it is born

The calf had a freakishly human-like face.

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.

The calf shocked farmers in Argentina.

"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.

The animal's owner, from the village of Shimla, can be seen examining his new pet in a video.

India has in the past year made the headlines for its deformed calves.

Another one was born in Rajasthan’s Udaipur district in early 2019.

Tourists flocked to Nagaji Gondolia Lohar’s house to see the bizarre animal.

One major difference between the two calves was the positioning of the eyes.

While the calf from Udaipur had two eyes placed very close to one another, almost resembling a cyclops, the calf from Shimla had eyes placed apart.


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