A pig born with extreme deformities, including a “face that looks like a human’s,” died shortly after birth and despite its sad death, collectors quickly began a bidding war to purchase its remains.
The deformed baby pig was born on a farm in China, one of a large litter. The pig’s face included large eyes and wide mouth, looking eerily similar to a human face.
The pig’s owner had originally intended on keeping it to use as a tourist attraction. Soon after pictures of the poor animal surfaced online following a local news article, the farmer began receiving calls from people throughout the country wanting to buy it. “All the others were normal, just this one was really bizarre. It is a shame it died, I could have got more money for it then for the rest of the family put together based on what people were offering me on the phone,” owner Tau Lu said.
The pig reportedly died after being rejected by its mother and refusing to be fed from a bottle.
Source: Daily Mail / Photo Credit: dailymail.co.uk