AUTHORITIES probing the recent bizarre birth of the human-faced goat in Malaysia are not discounting the possibility that a human had violated its mother which may have led it to become a hybrid animal.
Ismail Mohamed, a committee chairman from the Johor state Agriculture and Agro-based Industry committee said the it would take at least a fortnight to conduct investigations into the carcass of the kid which looked like a human infant, The Star reported.
“For now we cannot confirm or deny anything as we have never received such a case before.
“We will have to wait for the results and findings to be finalized and that takes somewhere between two weeks and a month,” he was quoted saying on Monday.
The research, he said, would be done to determine the cause of the mutation which led to the human-looking features.
He said this included investigating the possibility that the mother goat was violated by a human.
The strange-looking offspring was born in a farm belonging to oil palm settler Ibrahim Basir from Felda Sungai Mas in Kota Tinggi, who had received lucrative offers to sell the carcass.
However, the kid did not survive the birth as it was believed to have died due to being trampled by its mother or from other complications.
Unlike normal baby goats, the 63-year-old settler claimed this one was not born with an umbilical cord.
Malaysian netizens were also abuzz following the spread of several photos of the bizarre-looking animal on Facebook with some pointing out that it was a genetic defect, while others claimed it was caused by bestiality.