Cyclops goat born in India is real and it’s amazing

Written by on May 20, 2017 in Rare Critters - No comments

Who cares about finding a mythical unicorn when you can have a real-life cyclops goat.

Yes, a living breathing goat with one eye. And, it was born on May 10, not expected to survive a few hours, much less still be alive.

“A one-eyed goat was recently born in a village in the northeastern Indian state of Assam,” National Geographic explained. “It has a rare condition called cyclopia, where the orbits of the eye fail to develop into two cavities.”

Little wonder, it’s become quite a tourist attraction.

It suffers from cyclopia.

The magazine says genetic defects tend to cause such a deformity, but cyclopia can also result from toxins being ingested by the mother during pregnancy.

This goat is also missing an ear, several teeth and has basically no nose and an underdeveloped jaw.

Mukhuri Das, its owner, told Caters News the creature is a “miracle.”

He says it will bring luck to his home as it attracts  dozens of daily visitors.

Many are marvelling at the bizarre-looking Minion-type creature.

But some are also point out it cannot blink, must be suffering and suggest it should be “put out of its misery.”

One thing is certain, nature is certainly weird.

Photo National Geographic/YouTube

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