An Indian farmer got the shock of his life when one of his cows gave birth to a two-headed calf.
The freak of nature has two conjoined heads with four eyes and two mouths but only one pair of ears.
The week-old calf's two tongues leave him unable to suckle from his mother.
But he's survived thanks to kind-hearted farmer Bhaskar, who has been feeding him milk from a bottle every day.
The young bull has become a local celebrity and seen scores of visitors to Bhaskar's farm in the Paarasalai village in the Kanniyakumari district in Southern India.
Cows are sacred for Hindus and legally protected in India, famously allowed to roam freely in massively congested cities like Delhi.
Bhaskar said the calf, who has not been named, and his mother both remain healthy.
But he is worried for his baby bull, saying he's already grown attached to him and hopes he lives a full life.
The calf is believed to have suffered from a condition that affects just one in every 100,000 cows called dicephalic parapagus.
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It is a rare type of conjoined twins where there are two heads and a single body with two arms and two legs.
The condition happens early during a pregnancy and often results in a stillbirth.
It is seen when a single zygote – young embryo – doesn't properly divide into identical twins from day 14 after conception.
The twins' survival rates depend on how many vital organs they share.
Last May, an Australian farmer was left baffled after a cow on his family farm gave birth to a two-headed calf.
The purebred Angus calf was stillborn with two heads, hearts, stomachs and spines and one tail at the Blyth family farm in Manypeaks, which is south of Perth.
Another two-headed calf was reported at a nearby farm in Napier, Western Australia, in 2016.
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