India’s Cyclops Baby Goat

BarcroftAnimalsPublished: May 17, 201721,323 views
Published: May 17, 2017

A baby goat with one enlarged eye has been born in Assam, India. The kid was born on Wednesday May 10th, and has baffled local villagers. Vets predicted that the goat, who also has only one ear, would die within a few days but he has defied expectations and stayed alive longer than expected.
The condition which causes these defects is called cyclopia and can also affect horses, pigs and cows. The cause for this condition is the brain's failure to separate the two hemispheres, which in turn causes the skull to form a single eye socket, with lid and lashes missing.
The cause of this genetic condition is uncertain, although it is possible that a toxin ingested during pregnancy can be culprit.
Videographer / director: Rima Sharma
Producer: Haziq Qadri, Nick Johnson
Editor: Marcus Cooper

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