Despite the apparent trunk and floppy ears, that is not a picture of a baby elephant, but a very unfortunate (and maybe a little bit cute?) piglet born in northeastern China last week.
The piglet was the second to be born out of eight siblings. He really stood out from his brothers and sisters as the only one with grey skin, big ears, and a trunk. Unfortunately, he was also the only one to be born without a mouth.
Mouths are pretty essential, so the piglet sadly died just two hours after its birth. The farmer has since frozen the carcass so that he can prove to his friends that the pictures he took are totally not photoshopped.
We’ve seen pigs with two mouths and two noses, we’ve seen pigs with two heads and three eyes, but we’ve never quite seen something like this.
All hail the glorious “elephant” pig!
by Alex Linder
[Images via Huffington Post by ChinaFotoPress]