Birth is a special time, not just in the human world but also in the animal kingdom, and should be celebrated for the miracle it is.
But a farmer and locals from a village in Argentina were left stunned when a cow gave birth to a rather unusual-looking calf.
The calf was unique in its appearance compared to the rest of the herd; now its image is being shared around the world.
The calf was born in the village of Villa Ana, in Argentina, and the cow had a tough birth. But nobody could have prepared those assisting the birth for what the calf would look like.
The little calf had a hard time keeping its head up. It also had a small nose and mouth which made breathing difficult.
But most unusual of all was its face. One villager recorded the calf as it had an almost “human-like face.”
Genetics expert Nicolas Magnago told local media that the animal could have had a rare genetic mutation.
“[A] mutation is a change in the DNA sequencing that was transferred to the cow’s offspring,” he said, according to the Mirror.
Tragically, the calf passed away within hours of its birth.
Rest in peace sweet calf. You were completely unique; it’s so sad that you fell asleep too early!