Video: Mongolian Lamb Born With Extra Legs

March 3, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

A sheep with seven legs was born in Inner Mongolia in late January. The animal has one full-size extra limb dangling from its chest and two much smaller ones next to it.

Sheep farmer Wang Jingfeng from Chifeng told China News that when the mother was giving birth, he thought she was having twins because of all the legs.

At first, he was going to remove the extra forelimbs, but has decided to leave them, because the animal seems very healthy.

The birth defect is extremely rare, and is estimated to occur in one in every 7 million sheep.