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This Heifer Wasn’t Cowed

October 6, 1987
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A heifer at Kibbutz Magan gave birth to a two-headed calf on Yom Kippur. The bovine infant was suckling with both mouths, leading one wag to liken it to the tax collector.

The heads are joined at the middle. The calf therefore has two ears but four eyes and two noses. The zoological oddity is rare but not unknown. Veterinarians say two-headed animals usually die shortly after birth.

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