From an eight-legged pig to a “demon” goat, a host of mutant animals have been born in Argentina in recent years, sparking concerns that pollution is responsible for the abnormalities.
In 2016, images of an “octo-pig,” also dubbed the “spider pig,” went viral after a piglet with eight legs was born in the village of El Galpon in Argentina’s northwestern province of Salta. The pig, and another from the same litter that was born with two mouths, died shortly after birth, Metro reported.
In November 2015, a pig with two bodies and one head was born in Argentina’s north-eastern province of Entre Rios, The Express reports. During the same week a calf with two heads and six legs and a chick with four legs were also born in Entre Rios, according to reports.
Other mutant animals born in Argentina in recent years include a mutated puppy with a “trunk-like” nose that was dubbed “Dobby” after the house elf in the “Harry Potter” movies. The puppy was born in 2014 in Argentina’s northern Santiago del Estero province, according to The Express.
A pig with see-through skin was reportedly born in Santiago del Estero in 2015.
Last year an “elephant piglet” with a trunk-like nose was born in Argentina’s north-western province of Tucuman, the Sun reports.
Animal rights say that environmental pollution from chemicals may be to blame for Argentina’s animal abnormalities, according to The Express.