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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Something to snout about: The little pig born with two noses

By Oliver Pickup

Seeing double: Babe was born with the odd double snout two months ago in China

Meet Babe, the pig who was born with not one but two snouts. And while it might sound like a joke, it's no laughing matter.

The two-month-old - part of a litter born on a farm in Deshengtang, Jilin province, northern China - can use both his mouths to eat and appears otherwise normal, say his owners.

Farmer Li Zhenjun and his wife Yu Wanfen named the piglet Xiaobao - or 'Babe' in English - after the movie about an extraordinary talking pig.

Struggle: Yu Wanfen says the piglet has trouble eating as his head is so heavy

Li explained: 'The mouths aren't much of an advantage because his head is very heavy and he gets pushed around by the others.

'I'm feeding him with a bottle now and he's doing very well.'



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