This Baby Goat With One Eye Is Defying The Odds And Absolutely Thriving

Just when I think that the world will always be dreary and predictable, something truly extraordinary happens. In this case, it is this baby cyclops goat, who has lived now for eight days in a village in India. Born on May 10th, National Geographic is reporting that he is definitely defeating the odds. 

The goat has cyclopia, which means his brain has failed to separate into two halves. That’s why he has only one eye socket. The condition can be a genetic defect, but can also be caused by the mother ingesting toxins during pregnancy. Most creatures suffering form the condition don’t last long. But this goat is a creature of hope:

The goat may be surviving because of the loving care he’s receiving from owner Mukhuri Das, who told reporters that he’s thrilled by all the attention he and the goat are getting. Dozens of people swing by his residence everyday, trekking from surrounding villages. Das said, “I believe this goat will bring luck to my home.”

The Huffington Postreports he told Barcroft TV that he certainly wasn’t expecting anything like this. “I was shocked. It’s like a miracle and people have been coming to our place to see this baby goat,” he said. “It might be something from God that the baby goat was born in our house.”

In addition to having only one eye, the goat is missing eyelashes, eyelids, an ear, teeth, and its jaw and nose are shortened and underdeveloped. Other than that, he seems fine! But it’s these sorts of deformities, and an underdeveloped brain, that make it difficult for animals born with cyclopia to live. 

Das has apparently been feeding him like a normal goat and he’s doing fine. Maybe this goat has the perfect balance of needed abilities to make it work, or maybe a goat doesn’t actually need a fully developed brain to survive. He still baas. Long live cyclops goat!

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This Blind Goat With Anxiety Is Only Calm When She's In Her Duck Onesie

Polly is a rescue goat who lives with Leanne Lauricella of Goats of Anarchy, a sanctuary that looks after goats with special needs. Polly has a laundry list of quirks, suffering from anxiety as well as blindness and neurological problems. 

One day, Leanne was shopping around Halloween-time and spotted a child’s duck costume. Since Polly is only calm when she’s wrapped in a blanket, she figured it might be an easier way to comfort her. It was. 

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After the duck costume worked like a charm, she decided to buy her a few others too…

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This is honestly the greatest thing i’ve ever witnessed. 

AND JUST LOOK AT ALL HER FRIENDS

If you want to keep Polly in onesies as she grows up, you can donate to Goats of Anarchy here.

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These Slippers Made From Goat Hair Are The Hottest New Trend And They Only Cost $1,800

Some people have more money than sense. Just look at the people willing to pay Apple $ 159 for their new wireless headphones that will go missing within 10 minutes of use.

If you’ve ever bought anything from Gucci, you know just how expensive they are too. And now, they’re trying to get people to pay $ 1,800 for these slippers than can only be compared to Donald Trump’s hair.

The worst thing? They’re actually sold out. 

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The Net-A-Porter describes these monstrosities as “one of the most talked-about designs from Alessandro Michele’s debut runway collection.” And suggests that you “wear them with floaty skirts and dresses, or keep it casual in jeans.”

Users on social media had a different interpretation, making the obvious comparisons. 

Others were just too shocked to believe that these were even a thing.

Fashion has offically gone too far, i’m calling it.

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