A BABY goat with one enlarged eye has been born in Assam, India. The kid was born on Wednesday May 10th, and has baffled local villagers. Vets predicted that the goat, who also has only one ear, would die within a few days but he has defied expectations and stayed alive longer than expected.
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The condition which causes these defects is called cyclopia and can also affect horses, pigs and cows.Usually animals with the condition die within hours after being born, but this goat has defied expectations, according to Barcroft TV.
Cyclopes are normally considered the stuff of legend, made famous by Ancient Greek poet Homer in his immortal epic The Odyssey.But they exist on Earth – and one has just been born in Assam, India.
According to the villagers, the goat is said to be sacred, with some locals beginning to worship the new arrival.The goat’s owner, Mukhuri Das said: ‘I was shocked. It’s like a miracle and people have been coming to our place to see this baby goat.’