A two-headed goat, born at Kagaa Farm in Kakanjuni village in Kilifi county, Kenya, has been taken into safe-keeping by a local farmer. Dubbed by many online as the “Wonder Kid,” the funny little critter apparently needs to be protected from being killed by the farmer’s superstitious neighbors.
Residents in the area consider the freaky little goat to be a bad omen and that the farmer should let the animal die. However, according to Daily Nation, Kahaso Ngumbao feels the little guy is actually more of a good omen and that he is a “blessing from God.” Two heads are better than one, right? Ngumbao has taken the creature under his wing.
— The Star, Kenya (@TheStarKenya) March 12, 2015
— Naij.com (@naijcom) March 13, 2015
According to AllAfrica, the man’s neighbors have visited his home, threatening to kill the two-headed goat so he has now taken him to a place of safety.
“My neighbors said they would kill the goat if I left it at home.”
Ngumbao told the media that the two-headed goat’s mother has produced 13 sets of twins in the past. The fourteenth time, she gave birth to a single kid and this particular birth was her fifteenth.
“During the [fifteenth] delivery, I saw two heads and thought it was the normal twins coming together, but unfortunately after delivery the heads were intact.”
— Daily Nation (@dailynation) March 11, 2015
After fifteen births, possibly the mother has had enough? However, Ngumbao’s desire to protect the two-headed goat was reinforced by the Kilifi agriculture chief officer, Baha Nguma, who told him that such occurrences happen all over the world. Nguma urged Kahaso to protect the little goat as it will have difficulty if left alone.
— allAfrica.com (@allafrica) March 12, 2015
In other unusual animal related news, the Inquisitr recently reported on Amy the pig who went on to become the “top dog” at canine training classes recently. Apparently it took a while for the real canines to get used to the cute little pig, but now Amy the pig can beat them at their best, even as a piggy retriever.
[Image: Two-headed goat – screen grab from YouTube video]