Yes, That's a 'Cyclops' Goat and It's Fighting for Its Life

Khryss | Published 2017-05-21 02:28
No superpowers or magical abilities like those Greek myth though. Last May 10, a bizarre one-eyed goat was born in a village in Assam, India. Everybody believed it is a "miracle" goat and has attracted crowds of spectator with its unusual features. The goat, however, is actually suffering from a rare and possibly fatal condition called cyclopia. This happens when the developing brain fails to separate into two hemispheres consequently resulting to the formation of a single eye socket. The condition is usually due to genetic defects but can also be caused by the toxins the mother ingested during pregnancy. Certain physical deformities can also be seen on animals that has this condition. This baby goat particularly has missing eyelashes and eyelids, has only one ear and several teeth, and had its jaw shortened with an underdeveloped nose. Despite these and such enormous eye in the center of its face, this baby goat still happened to survive for eight days already (under the care of its owner, Mukhuri Das) which is really surprising! I've watched this video many times but I still couldn't believe my eyes! [embed]https://youtu.be/AYpOh5G1cSo[/embed] However, it doesn't change the fact that local veterinarians believed it would die within a few days. As a matter of fact, most infants with this condition barely survive a couple days due to their fatal deformities. But no matter what you say, Das still believes his cyclops goat is a miracle goat. “I believe this goat will bring luck to my home,” he said. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/05/rare-cyclops-goat-born-india-video/
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