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Two-snouted Pig Named Babe Born In Northern China

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Babe, a two-snouted pig born in China's Jilin province, is the second pig born with two noses in that area this year. | Europics CEN

A baby pig in northern China is hogging all the attention in his litter -- mainly because he has two snouts.

The two-snouted pig was born in Deshengtang, Jilin province, northern China, and was named "Xiaobao," which translates roughly into "Babe," the name of the famous movie character, according to the West Australian.

But while the duo-nosed porker is getting lots of public attention, his owner, farmer Li Zhenjun, says Babe hasn't been able to pig out very much.

"The mouths aren't much of an advantage because his head is very heavy and he gets pushed around by the others," Li said.

Officially, it's the Year of the Rabbit in Chinese astrology, but one could make an argument that it's also the year of the two-snouted pig.

Earlier this year, a pig with two mouths was, like Babe, also born on a farm in the Jilin province, and, like Babe, had its share of problems, according to PigProgress.net.

Its owner, Bai Xuejin, said that while the piglet was able to eat and drink from both mouths, it could not suckle because its head was so large, so it had to be raised by hand until it was old enough to eat solid food.

Luckily, that pig was saved from the chopping block and is being used by Bai as a way to attract visitors to the farm.

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