Rare Conjoined Fawns Have Scientists Doing A Double Take

  • Rare Conjoined Fawns Have Scientists Doing A Double Take

Rare Conjoined Fawns Have Scientists Doing A Double Take

An x-Ray of the two-headed deer shows no connection at the neck.

Researchers not only ran a Complete necropsy, but did a 3D they revealed that the fawns - that were does - had two individual necks and heads, but they shared with a body.

He said he believes the two-headed animal is the first pair of conjoined fawns reach full term and then be delivered by their mother, according to a University of Georgia press release. "So, the uniqueness made it special". The study also said that the fawns were "found groomed" suggesting "the doe tried to care for them after delivery". They only had two hearts and two intestinal tracts but other than that all were shared.

Gino D'angelo, an ecologist and expert on deer from Georgia state University, has studied the find: "We can't even say what the probability of having such an animal - there are no statistics".

"Their anatomy indicates the fawns would never have been viable", D'Angelo told UGA Today. The specimen has been stillborn, apparently, and was described as "amazing" and "extremely rare" by the scientists.

- A two-headed white-tailed fawn found two years ago in a Minnesota forest is cementing its place as a landmark case among the oddities found in nature.

The researchers analyzed a lot of the scientific literature and discovered Only 19 confirmed cases of conjoined twins in secret involving 1671 only two instances of Conjoined twins are discovered in white-tailed deer, but both have been Foetuses who hadn't been delivered. "The maternal instinct is very strong", D'Angelo added.

"It's never been described before", Lou Cornicelli, co-author of the study and a wildlife research manager for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, said according to Fox News. "In our case, we were lucky that he found the fawn before it was eaten and turned it into DNR".

Wild Images In Motion Taxidermy positioned the conjoined fawns on a bed of greenery, however, they'll eventually be moved to the Minnesota DNR headquarters in St. Paul and placed on public display. "The taxidermists, Robert Utne and Jessica Brooks did a great job with the mount and treated it very respectfully". The hunter known as the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, in which D'Angelo was functioning at the moment.

A fawn is pictured at the Animal Park of Sainte-Croix in Rhodes, eastern France on May 25, 2016.