Mutant cyclops goat born in Malaysia


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A one-eyed goat was born on a farm in the Malaysian state of Sabah. A goat breeder Rosli Awang Mat Taiba named her Thue Jabali. The newborn mutant is so bizarre that the whole village came to see her.


The owner of the strange goat has already shown her to the veterinarian and pointed out that the animal is completely healthy. Nevertheless, she must be fed by the farmer. Thue Jabali has too small mouth and can't suck mother's udder.

In medicine, such illness is called cyclopia. It is a rare form of holoprosencephaly and is a birth defect characterized by the failure of the embryonic prosencephalon to properly divide the orbits of the eye into two cavities. Its incidence is 1 in 16,000 in born animals and 1 in 200 in miscarried fetuses. This anomaly is known for many years. Most often, individuals born with this mutation do not live too long.



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