Pig with Monkey Face – Facts Analysis

Picture of Pig with Monkey Face
Pig with Monkey Face


This YouTube video is circulating widely along with related photographs showing a Pig with monkey’s face. The video messages claim that such a pig was born in a village in china.


The video and the photographs showing a piglet with a monkey’s face are genuine, and the story is a fact.

The piglet with the face of a monkey was born in a remote Chinese village, astonishing the local residents. The piglet has a bulging forehead, simian jaw, small snout and eyes close to each other appearing as if they are almost attached. The front legs are much shorter than its back legs, making it to hop rather than walk on all fours like any other normal piglet.

This deformation of face is generally caused as a result of a brain development disorder called holoprosencephaly, that can further cause cyclopia, the failure of eyes to separate properly.

This scary looking pig monkey was one of five piglets that were recently born to a sow owned by a family in Fengzhang village, Xiping township, China. And not to anyone’s surprise, it has become a local tourist attraction.

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Telegraph.co.uk reports Piglet with face of a monkey
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Holoprosencephaly on Wiki

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Prashanth Damarla