At least that's how Todd Ray, the owner and operator of The Venice Beach Freakshow, and the pivotal cast member in the recently canceled AMC series Freakshow, wants you t. By PatM May 01, 2015. Survival to adulthood is rare, but does occur in some forms of dicephalus parapagus dipus. Lists about weird and fascinating corporeal forms in the animal kingdom. This list of two-headed animals aims to separate the myth from the unbelievably true. A two-headed pig was born in China, but unfortunately, it likely won't live very long due to various malformations. A two-headed sea turtle is seen at Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University in Canakkale, Turkey on December 3, 2015.

Then, have a look at Earth's rarest animals. So, what causes such genetic abnormalities? For the Jefferson Airplane song, see, "Triple-headed" redirects here. In February 2011, a two-headed turtle was uncovered in Garner, North Carolina. [66][67], The Zohar (introduction 1:9B / p. 9B) speaks of descendants of Cain with 2 heads.
In 1894, a two-headed partridge was reported in Boston, Massachusetts. They were born with two functional arms, plus a vestigial third arm, which was surgically removed.

In 2011 Sueli Ferreira gave birth to a child with two heads in Campina in Paraiba state, Brazil, but the baby died a few hours later because of lack of oxygen to one of the heads. January 28, 2011. And if you liked this post, be sure to check out these popular posts: Strange though it may seem, two-headed animals have been documented among many different species, although most tend to fall within the realm of turtles, snakes, and traditional livestock animals such as cows, sheep, and pigs. In humans, as in other animals, partial twinning can result in formation of two heads supported by a single torso. The animal - which was dead when they found him - was floating in the ocean. Despite the recent influx of two-headed marine life being reported, polycephalic animals are believed to have been around since the early days of human civilization, perhaps inspiring ancient myths and tales that tell of multi-headed beasts slain by heroic protagonists of their time. April 22, 2010. Besides deities, demons (asura and rakshasa) may be depicted with multiple heads. Most two-headed snakes only live for a few months, though some have been reported to live a full life and even reproduced, with the offspring born normal. What if one twin is asleep and the other is awake? Most notably, The Venice Beach Freakshow supposedly houses the largest collection of two-headed specimens in the world, including over 20 two-headed animals that are alive. It turns out that it isn't so easy to move like Jagger when you're attached to another snake. Look at how cute this widdle guy is! The divine white elephant Airavata is depicted with multiple heads, trunks and tusks. A two-headed albino rat snake named "We" survived in captivity for 8 years. Call it the culture of freak. Craniopagus parasiticus is an extremely rare condition in which the two heads are joined directly together, and one twin (known as the autosite) has a functioning torso, while the other (known as the parasite) has only a vestigial torso. [19] In early Germany, conjoined twins that could not be separated were legally considered a single entity. The February 22, 2007, issue of the journal Biology Letters detailed the discovery of a 122 million-year-old fossil of a two-headed Hyphalosaurus lingyuanensis, marking the earliest known occurrence of axial bifurcation.[22]. Recorded cases include: There have been numerous reports of two-faced cats; most die soon after birth. A full taxidermy of a two-headed calf can be seen advertising ice cream for College of the Ozarks in Branson, Missouri, where it was delivered by the students.
A full taxidermy of a two-headed calf is on display at the Haifa Zoo, in Haifa, Israel. April 28, 2016. the two-headed calf was born in Fowler, Michigan, in 1943 and is often paired with a dwarf calf that was born on a farm in Owendale, Michigan, in 1909. Survival to adulthood does however occasionally occur in cases where the twins are born with three to four arms. But in other respects Aži Dahāka has human qualities, and is never a mere animal. In 2007 Mary Grace and Mary Divine Asis were born in the Philippines with only one heart. Museum on Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls, Ontario (Canada) has a full-body taxidermy of a two-faced kitten. Each had his own pair of arms. [8][21] One of the heads, especially in three-headed animals, may be poorly developed and malformed, and not "participate" much.[15]. There are Greek-based medical terms for the variations, e.g. [18] On the other hand, Syafitri, born 2006 in Indonesia, were given one name by their parents because they only had one heart. [6] A 1929 paper studied the anatomy of a two-headed kitten. dibrachius means two-armed, tribrachius means three-armed. If carried to term, dicephalus parapagus twins are usually stillborn, or die soon after birth.