According to vets, the animal - born in Kutjevo and owned by Zoran Paparic - likely fused with an underdeveloped twin, resulting in the eight legs, as well as both male and female sex organs. But they aren't sure the kid will live longer than three years, though Paparic hopes to keep it as a pet.


An "octogoat' with eight legs has been born on a Croatian ranch.

The spider-like kid, welcomed into the world earlier this week, also has both male and female sex organs.

Zoran Paparic said he was stunned to see the freak creature after delivering it from mom Sarka on his Kutjevo farm.

"I counted his legs and I thought I was seeing things. Then I called my neighbor to make sure that I am not crazy," he told In Serbia.

Paparic contacted vets who said the future did not look hopeful for the baby goat, who was born alongside two healthy sisters.

Newborn Goat with 8 Legs!
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Owner Zoran Paparic holds the animal, which he hopes lives longer than the three years vets predicted as its maximum lifespan.
They said the critical period was the first week and that, if it survived that time, it could live for between two to three years.

And they revealed that he probably suffered from the unusual condition after fusing with an undeveloped twin.

Paparic, who says the new arrival is a "miracle of nature," said he hoped the goat survived so he could keep it as a pet.