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A mutant, hairless baby goat has become an object of gross fascination on the small farm he was born on in Turkey, and is piquing the curiosity of everyone who comes across him.
Owners Huseyin and Aysel Tosun work in agriculture and animal husbandry in the village of Ciris, in the southern province of Mersin, and have bred countless goats in their time.
Recently, one of their goats gave birth to twins and although one of them looked normal, it was stillborn, while the other – to the couple's astonishment – was born completely hairless, with jet-black, wrinkled skin.
The pair decided to take special care of the survivor and even went as far as to dress him in their grandchildren's clothes and bottle-fed him for the first few days.
News of the mutant goat boy slowly spread, and, when he was just five days old, he began to receive curious visitors with their cameras at the ready.
The couple's relative Suleyman Demir said: "I'm 67 years old, and this is the first time I've encountered anything like this.
"God Almighty sent this miracle here. We've seen a double-headed animal, but we've never seen anything like him."
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Adoptive mum Aysel – who still pampers the kid – said: "I take him to his mother to suckle. I dress him in my grandchildren's clothes.
"I bring him home and feed him if needs be. He has no hair, and this is the first time I've seen anything like it. I look after him like he's a child."
Aysel added: "The kid sometimes has a fever, then I give him my grandchildren's syrup and an injection.
"When one of the twin kids was stillborn and this one turned out to be abnormal, I thought he would die too, but he didn't."
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