This mutant, hairless baby goat has been piquing the curiosity of everyone who sees him on the small farm he was born on in Turkey.
Huseyin and Aysel Tosun work in agriculture and animal husbandry in the village of Ciris, in the district of Erdemli, in the southern province of Mersin.
One of their goats recently gave birth to twins. One of them looked normal, but was stillborn.
But the other – to the couple’s astonishment – was born completely hairless, with jet-black, wrinkled skin.
The couple decided to take special care of the survivor and even dressed him in their grandchildren’s clothes and bottle-fed him for the first few days.
News of the mutant kid slowly spread, and, when he was just five days old, he began to receive curious visitors with their cameras at the ready.
The couple’s relative Suleyman Demir said: “I’m 67 years old, and this is the first time I’ve encountered anything like this.
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“God Almighty sent this miracle here. We’ve seen a double-headed animal, but we’ve never seen anything like him.”
Adoptive mum Aysel – who still pampers the kid – said: “I take him to his mother to suckle. I dress him in my grandchildren’s clothes.
“I bring him home and feed him if needs be. He has no hair, and this is the first time I’ve seen anything like it. I look after him like he’s a child.”
Aysel added: “The kid sometimes has a fever, then I give him my grandchildren’s syrup and an injection.
“When one of the twin kids was stillborn and this one turned out to be abnormal, I thought he would die too, but he didn’t.”
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