Mutant Piglet With ‘Elephant Trunk’ Will Now Be Used For Scientific Research

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Li’s pig farm, which is in Bengbu City in East China’s Anhui Province, is used to welcome newborn piglets since a very long time, but Li has never seen a piglet quite like this before.
When a female pig gave birth to 20 piglets in his farm, the Chinese farmer Li did what he always does and took care of the piglets. What he didn’t expect was a piglet that not only looked hairless but also had a trunk like an elephant.
Although the piglet didn’t make it, this is what went on after he was born…
 

The piglet stood out immediately to the caretaker.

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According to the sources, the man was quoted, “The piglet was very noticeable firstly because it did not have a single hair on its body, and secondly because it had a nose like an elephant trunk.”
 

The ‘alien-like’ piglet sent people into frenzy

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People were seen waiting to get a closer look at the piglet, once the news reached their ears.
 

There were 19 other piglets with him.

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The other piglets were perfectly fine after their birth and enjoyed their first meal merrily.
 

He died within two hours of his birth.

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The mutant piglet couldn’t survive for long, while the other piglets didn’t seem to have any troubles.
 

Had he somehow survived…

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It would’ve proved extremely challenging and painful for him.
 

The reasons behind the ‘mutation’ are unclear.

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But according to the director of the park zoo, the mutation could have happened as a result of one of many external factors
 

On the topic of the piglet having the elephant trunk…

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Guo Boayong, director of the local Zhanggongshan Park Zoo, clarified that the piglet does not have an elephant trunk, he simply suffered a mutation while developing inside the sow.
 

He’ll be donated for scientific study.

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To further analyse the reasons for the genetic mutation and the factors that could’ve contributed to it, the piglet’s body would be given away to the researchers.

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