Two-Headed Pig born in China
Two-Headed Pig born in China Image Credit: YouTube/lilanabella

A rare two-headed pig was born in China last week, it has emerged.

According to a report on the Huffington Post website, the animal was born in the village of Jiujiang, part of east China's Jiangxi province.

A local veterinary doctor said that the animal was suffering from a rare deformity and may not survive for a long time. However, the owners of the animal have decided not to slaughter it right away.

The condition of being born with two heads is known as polycephaly and can affect all sorts of animals, including humans.

Last month, a fisherman from Florida caught a bull shark and found one of its live fetuses contained two heads. It was the first-ever case of a two-headed shark reported.

Click on the slideshow to see some other examples of animals which have been born with two heads.

Uthen Youngprapakorn, Executive Director of the Samut Prakan Crocodile Farm and Zoo in Bangkok, holds a pair of new-born twin baby crocodiles, joined at the hips, in this photograph taken on June 26, 2001. The farm, home to many thousands of fresh water crocodiles, which are both on display to the public and also killed for their skin and meat, is appealing for international help to save the reptiles.Reuters
An African spurred tortoise (Geochelone sulcata) with two heads and five legs is displayed in Zilina on March 7, 2011. The two-headed tortoise was given two names, Magda for the left head and Lenka for the right.REUTERS/Radovan Stoklasa
Reptile and amphibian shop owner Stefan Broghammer holds a Royal python which was born with two heads, at his shop in Weigheim near Stuttgart on July 4, 2011.REUTERS/Michael Dalder
A rare two-headed snake explores its surroundings in a private zoo in the Crimean town of Yalta July 8, 2011. The three-year-old snake was brought from a zoo in Switzerland where it was born.REUTERS/Stringer
A double-headed red-eared slider turtle "Takara", named after a boy who found it at a park nearby and meaning "treasure" in Japanese, crawls on gravel at Hinagiku nursery school in Moriyama, western Japan May 27, 2008. Researchers say it is very rare for such a turtle to be found alive and added that it is highly unlikely that the cause was due to pollution but rather a natural phenomenon.REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao
Another pic of the double-headed slider turtle "Takara", who was discovered by a boy at a public park.REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao
This Massachusetts cat,with two faces, became the world's longest surviving so called "janus" feline when it reached its 12 birthday two years ago. The cat was born with two mouths, two noses and three eyes, but only one brain.REUTERS/David Niles/Handout
A Royal python which was born with two heads, is pictured on the ground at the reptile and amphibian shop of Stefan Broghammer in Weigheim near Stuttgart July 4, 2011. The snake was born with two spinal cords and two heads, both of which were active.REUTERS/Michael Dalder
Two-Headed Pig born in ChinaYouTube/lilanabella