These Cows Have Extra Legs

The phenomenon of cows born with extra legs, a condition known as polymelia

Polymelia, while rare, occurs across various species, including cattle, buffalo and chickens. In cattle, it’s sometimes linked to genetic mutations or chromosomal instabilities.

This gene influences the development of various body systems, including limbs.

As we continue to explore the mysteries of genetics and development, these extraordinary bovines remind us of the diversity and complexity of nature.