A proof of triumph over adversity has been shown by a wonder goat born with no hind legs after it reached six months old – just walking on its forelegs. The young kid that was born in December on a farm in Xinping Yi Dai Autonomous County, China, overcame its handicap just days after it was born.
Disproving its owner’s fears who felt it wouldn’t survive, it overcame its disability mere days after its birth and has become a strong walker on four feet instead of two.
The goat farmer said the young animal is clearly unaware of and unfazed by its disadvantage, but learned to perfect its balance and stand on its two front legs. It now hops around the farm merrily using only its two forefeet, travelling with its herd and grazing on the same foods given to the rest of its kin.
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A farmer who witnessed the birth of the animal some six months ago, said the goat’s mother had previously given birth to two healthy kids.
Breeders on the forest farm in Xinping Yi Dai Autonomous County, in south-west China’s Yunnan Province, were shocked to see the deformed goat, but they were even more surprised to see it walking within a week of its birth.
Attempts to explain this mysterious circumstance has local vets suggest that the goat’s mother may have suffered an abdominal injury during pregnancy that resulted in the birth of the two-legged lamb. The injury is thought to have been caused during a fight.
The goat is now something of a tourist attraction and curious visitors flock in their hundreds to the Chinese farm to catch a glimpse of the two-legged wonder goat.