THIS baby cow was born with only two hind legs and looks like a KANGAROO.
Farmer and bull dealer Wang Shiyouhe bought the calf, which is just over a week old, after one of his friends brought it to his attention.
Shiyouhe, who is from the village of Henan in East China’s Shandong province, said he had never seen a birth defect like this on a calf in more than a decade in the business.
Wang decided to purchase the calf for himself because of its uniqueness and paid 200 RMB (£22) for it.
He now spends nearly £6 a day on milk for the adorable animal and he plans to raise it to maturity despite the physical deformity.
While the calf may look like a kangaroo because of its two legs, Wang says it is still unable to walk and he will have to teach it how.
Wang added: “It is strong, and I will keep it for as long as it lives.”
The calf has also become the talk of the town in Wang’s village, with locals visiting to take a look at the unusual young bull.
His children also appear to have taken a liking to the animal and help bottle-feed it in the barn.
Right now, the baby cow is still unable to walk on its own and needs Mr Wang’s help to stand up.
‘It is a determined little calf,’ Mr Wang said. ‘It would keep trying to stand on its hind legs to balance itself while I’m not around.’
He added that the calf’s deformity might be genetic, or even attributable to the food given to the farmer’s herd of cattle.
Other than missing two front legs, the young calf is currently in good health and can finish an entire case of milk every day.
The calf’s deformity might be genetic, or even attributable to the food given to the farmer’s herd of cattle, according to its owner Mr Wang who bought the cow from a friend
Mr Wang plans to raise it and see it grow into a mature bull despite the physical deformity
Right now, the baby cow is still unable to walk on its own and needs Mr Wang’s help to stand up
Mr Wang said he plans to raise it and see it grow into a mature bull despite the physical deformity.
Since its birth, villagers have flocked to take a peek at the bizarre animal.
Children were also seen earnestly holding large cartons of milk and feeding the hungry calf.
It is not the first animal with two legs instead of four to win plaudits in China.
A piglet belonging to a farmer in Sichuan province, south-west China became a star after learning to walk on its front legs while balancing with its snout.
Since its birth, villagers have flocked to take a peek at the bizarre animal and help feed it
Mr Wang said the determined calf would keep trying to stand on its hind legs to learn to walk