Cyclops are real!! Ok, cyclops goats are real. At least one of them anyways.
A one-eyed goat born in the Indian state of Assam is getting international attention after surviving far longer than anyone anticipated, but also because he’s absolutely bonkers to look at.
According to National Geographic, the unique goat has a condition called cyclopia, which is characterized by a “developing brain’s failure to separate into two hemispheres. As a result, the skull only forms a single eye socket.”
The goat’s owner is thrilled by his tiny cyclops, and told Caters News that he believes it will bring luck to his home.
Neighboring villagers are equally excited, and large numbers have hopped over just to catch a glimpse of the little guy.
When asked about the attention of fans and spectators sprawled across the globe, his owner said, “So many people are coming to our place to see this baby goat, we are happy that it’s making us famous.”
Besides being really fascinating, this goat is defying all expectations — veterinarians predicted it wouldn’t live long after birth. A similar case only survived for 10 hours.
We see you, cyclops goat. We see you. 🙏🏻