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03/12/2013 05:13 pm ET Updated Mar 12, 2013

Two-Headed Lamb Born In Ghana

Unless someone is pulling the wool over the eyes of Internet users around the world, a two-headed lamb was born Monday afternoon near Tarkwa, Ghana.

The double-domed black and white lamb was born next to Sackious Ventures, a spare parts and general goods dealer’s shop, according to MyJoyOnline. The animal is reportedly completely normal in all other respects.

Little other information is known about the lamb, but one person who is doubly interested in the two-headed creature is Todd Ray, star of the AMC TV series, "Freakshow."

Ray has the largest collection of two-headed animals in the world, according to Guinness World Records, including a two-headed goat, a two-headed chicken and two living two-headed six-legged bearded dragons.

Ray, who displays his collection at the Venice Beach Freakshow in Los Angeles, doesn't know if the animal is still alive, but hopes the owners play close attention to the animal's heads to see if one is more dominant.

"People often try to feed both mouths, but one may not have a functioning throat or it may have an obstruction," Ray told The Huffington Post. "If one head seems more capable, feed that one because there's only one stomach."

Ray also said it's likely that the weight of the two heads may make it hard for the baby animal to stand up. He said the lamb will eventually get the strength, but it's crucial not to let it lie down too soon after it feeds.

"If it lies down too soon, it could block air getting into the throat," he said.

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