Rare Two-Headed Deer In The Forest Surprised The Online Community

Rare Two-Headed Deer In The Forest Surprised The Online Community

There has been a new discovery of a rare two-headed deer in the forest of Minnesota. It has surprised the entire online community. It is believed to be the first recorded case of a two-headed white-tailed fawn who reached full growth when it was born by its mother.

There is a recently published study in the science journal American Midland Naturalist that is being hailed by the researchers as a landmark case among wildlife deformity. 

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Conjoined twins are rarely found in the wild and scientists are still researching what causes this phenomenon. 

Rare Two-Headed Deer In The Forest Surprised The Online Community

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D’Angelo explained “Even in humans we don’t know, we think it’s an unnatural splitting of cells during early embryonic development. Gino D’Angelo is a scientist at the University of Georgia, and also stated that this conjoining is amazing and extremely rare. “We can’t even estimate the rarity of this. Of the tens of millions of fawns annually in the U.S. There are probably abnormalities happening in the wild we don’t even know about.” D’Angelo said.

Motion Taxidermy positioned the conjoined deer on a bed of greenery, however, they will eventually be moved to the Minnesota DNR headquarters in St. Paul and placed on public display.

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Rare Two-Headed Deer In The Forest Surprised The Online Community

Cornicelli said that they found it pretty and were glad that they could show this to the public. Jessica Brooks and Robert Utne, the taxidermists, did a great job with the mount and treated it very well.

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