This picture was taken by a farmer from Southern China, because of its bizarre image and features, it made the farmer instant famous because of the catchy story about it. The attention of local media made Tao Lu an instant local celebrity.
He was starting to make plans for the Piglet, but unfortunately it died.
The mother pig gives birth to 19 piglets, and 1 of them is one special and delicate piglet, the sad shoat suffers massive birth defects which called craniofacial deformities, that affect the facial feature of any organism that has it. This truly catches the attention of many people because the snout resembles to Greek Cyclops, as the snout a horn and the eyes look like it was merged as one. If you are going to compare the image of a Cyclops and the feature of the piglet, it also has some certain look alike with legendary Greek Cyclops.
Unfortunately the mother pig started to reject the sad shoat, it was never been feed by the mother and rejected the food that was feed by the farmer.
This could be the reasons why the pig suffers massive deform. Source: IFS
“There are a number of reasons that this little piglet could have acquired these severe deformities, such as various genetic mutations, environmental factors, or nutrient deficiency. It isn’t known in this case which factor, or combination of factors, was at play. However, the exceptionally large litter size doesn’t make the defects completely unprecedented. While a sow might be pregnant with 18-20 piglets, typically only 10-14 are actually carried to term. The mother only has so many resources available to her developing embryos. With a litter much larger than average, it’s amazing that the mother was able to bring about as many healthy piglets as she did.”