A piglet is born with the facial features of a monkey in Ciego de Avila, Cuba. The strange deformity of the rare creature has caught the eye of both the locals and tourists. However, the “monkey pig” died after four days due to a congenital defect, according to news reports.
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There are two assumptions on why the piglet had such striking features: environmental pollution and a congenital condition called holoprosencephaly. Holoprosencephaly is a birth defect that causes the eyes to be close to each other, small facial features, etc.
This isn’t the first time a pig with bizarre deformities has been reported. There were also similar cases reported in South America and China.