Lamb with 7 legs born
A New Zealand lamb has been born with seven legs - two hang uselessly behind its two functional forelegs, and the animal has three functional hindlegs.
One of its rear legs has two hoofs, and it is hermaphroditic - both male and female. Missing a part of its bowel, veterinarian Steve Williams feels to keep it alive would be inhumane.
The lamb was born as a twin, but its sibling appears normal.
Full article at SMH
Photo of the seven legged lamb (Ovis aries) by "Susan Sandys, Ashburton Guardian" from the source article at SMH.
Posted by: admin on 02nd Aug 2007 12:33 AM
Updated by: admin on 02nd Aug 2007 12:33 AM
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