A calf with a rare mutation was born in the Argentina province of Santa Fe. A video uploaded on YouTube shows the baby calf born with a deformed skull and a missing nose. People were quick to notice that the deformed calf resembles a grumpy human face. However, the calf only lived for a couple of hours.
The Malformed Calf
The video of the strange-looking animal was filmed by the locals in Villa Anna in the north of Argentina. The bizarre-looking calf could not hold up the weight of its head. Therefore, it lived only for a few hours. The calf stunned locals with its human-like features. Along with this, it had large red rings around its eyes. The weird part was that its pupils appeared to bulge out of its head. Furthermore, the video footage shows the calf lying on the grass and peering at the camera. However, it is unclear if after its death it was taken to a specialist to know more about its deformed condition.
Previously, in 2017 a similar calf was born with human features in India. However, it was worshipped by the villagers who believed to be an avatar of a Hindu God. The calf was born in an animal shelter in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh in northern India. Similarly, a calf was born with two heads and four eyes and two mouths in India. Apart from this, in March a piglet was born with no hair and an elephant trunk on its face. However, it too lived only for a couple of hours. Moreover, there has been a flood of reports of mutant animals being born in different parts of the world. However, it is unconfirmed as to whether there is a connection between these events.
What Is The Cause For The Deformity?
A local specialist said that the reason for the unusual appearance of the calf was the result of its malformed skull. A genetics expert, Nicolas Magnago said that “it could be a rare genetic mutation”. Adding that the shocking mutation is a change in the DNA sequencing that was transferred to the cow’s offspring. Moreover, it was caused by the action of mutagen’s physical, chemical or biological agents. All of these altered its genetic sequencing.