Two Headed Calf

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Two Headed Calf

Two Headed Calf is a Polycephaly is a condition of having more than one head. The term is derived from the stems poly- meaning ‘many’ and kephal- meaning “head”, and encompasses bicephaly and dicephaly (both referring to two-headedness). A variation is an animal born with two faces on a single head, a condition known as diprosopus. In medical terms these are all congenital cephalic disorders.

There are many occurrences of Two Headed Calf multi-headed animals, in real life as well as in mythology. In heraldry and vexillology, the double-headed eagle is a common symbol, though no such animal is known to have ever existed.

Bicephalic or tricephalic animals are the only type of Two Headed Calf creatures seen in the real world and form by the same process as conjoined twins: they all result from the failed separation of monozygotic twins. One extreme example of this is the condition of craniopagus parasiticus, whereby a fully developed body has a parasitic twin head joined at the skull.

A full taxidermy of a two-headed calf is on display at the Ohio Historical Society.

Two Headed Calf in News

Farmer Sobhy el-Ganzoury said on Saturday that it took two hours and a lot of pulling to deliver the two-headed calf.

El-Ganzoury said that a vet had told him that the calf, which was born this week, is now in stable condition and is expected to survive. Its two heads are divided centrally, meaning that it has two completes sets of eyes and two mouths.

He said he intends to keep the animal as a reminder that ‘God is able to do anything.’

Despite surviving the difficult birth, the calf still can’t stand up because of its heavy heads and that fact that its legs were weakened by the difficult birth. The Two Headed Calf being fed her mother’s milk with a baby bottle until it gains strength.