Outlook Good for 'Miracle' Two-Headed Calf

Egyptian farmer says baby animal is expected to live
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 4, 2010 4:20 PM CDT
A two-headed calf that can't stand because it is top-heavy drinks from a bottle in a village near Alexandria, Egypt, July 3, 2010. Owner Sobhy el-Ganzoury says the calf is expected to survive.   (Str)

(Newser) – A farmer in northern Egypt says his cow has given birth to a two-headed calf that he calls a "divine miracle." Sobhy el-Ganzoury said Saturday it took two hours and much pulling to deliver the rare calf. He said the difficult birth weakened the calf's legs. The farmer said the veterinarian informed him that the calf, which was born this week, is now in stable condition and is expected to survive.

El-Ganzoury said he intends to keep the animal as a reminder that "God is able to do anything." The calf still can't stand up because of its heavy heads and weak legs, and is being fed her mother's milk with a baby bottle.

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