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Pig with face similar to monkey born in Cuba

The piglet has a long jaw, large nostrils and a simian-like protuberance over its eyes.

Edited by: India TV Buzz Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: August 21, 2017 15:40 IST ]
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Piglet with monkey-like face

To the shock of locals, a dark-skinned piglet with a monkey-like face was born last week in a town in Cuba, reported state media. The piglet was born in San Juan y Martinez, Pinar del Rio province, and its owners called the area's veterinarian a day later to have the unusual animal examined, the official Cubadebate website report said on Sunday.

The veterinarian was surprised by the piglet's features but she found that the animal "responded pretty positively" during an examination and is nursing, reports Efe news.The piglet, however, appears to suffer from some "lack of motor coordination", the veterinarian told Cubadebate.Photographs and videos posted on Cubadebate show the small animal nestled among its pink siblings, nursing and being cared for by its mother.The piglet has a long jaw, large nostrils and a simian-like protuberance over its eyes, which are close together.

Its peculiar appearance baffled many. However, this is not the first time a piglet with such facial deformities has born. Before, such births have been recorded in China as well as across South America.

(With IANS inputs)

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