Pig with monkey face

This piglet with a monkey face was reportedly born in the Chinese village of Fenzghang in the Xiping township. I feel badly for the cute little guy. From Ananova:
Monkeypigletttt "It's hideous. No one will be willing to buy it, and it scares the family to even look at it!" (farmer Feng Changlin) told Oriental Today...

"But our son likes to play with it," (said his wife,) and he stopped us from getting rid of it. He even feeds it milk."
Piglet with monkey's face (Ananova), More photos (Xeniphilius)


  1. Anyone else smell a photochop? In the second and third photos it has a smooth, round head, but on the first photo it has a distinct Noodly Appendage on top of its head.

  2. Like the fella said: “Badly is an adverb. So to say you feel badly would be saying that the mechanism which allows you to feel is broken.”

  3. It looks like it’s halfway to a cyclops. Malformed jaw, malformed legs, malformed eyes/snout. Don’t think it will live long. Didn’t that pig with two faces also come out of china not so long ago?

  4. Hmmm
    Suprisingly this bolsters my faith in evolution. If one mutation can have such a dramatic effect, maybe creating a new species isn’t so hard after all.

  5. Oh my gosh, that looks like the mutated domestic pigs from the takes place in Chernobyl-zone game: STALKER Oblivion Lost

  6. He he… IWOOD, I didn’t mean “socially” uncomfortable. ; ) I wonder how the other pigs react to it?

  7. The piglet looks like it suffers from some Sonic Hedgehog transcription error a la the cyclops baby born in India last year, or the infamous kitten. Either its a genetic defect or the sow was exposed to some environmental toxin. Poor piglet.

  8. Mappo @5: Different sides of its head. On the right side it’s smooth, but on the left there’s a depression or discoloured down. Given that this is probably a developmental growth problem there’s almost bound to be some asymmetry to the poor thing.

    As to being a photoshop, I would think it unlikely: downy fur is a bugger to photoshop around convincingly, and I think a photoshopper would have created something more photogenically ugly.

  9. Isn’t that a face from that kids’ cartoon…Care bears? The evil troll helper to a nasty little girl…I’ve seen it while channel surfing…or is it the Smurfs?

  10. I don’t get it. . . isnt this supposed to be the Year of The Rat in the Chinese zodiac? Why wasnt it born with a rat face?

  11. It’s hideous. No one will be willing to buy it…

    Oh, I doubt that.

    Let’s go. Bidding starts at US$ 25… ;)

  12. Interesting how the guy in the doorway doesn’t want his face in the photo. I wonder if there’s a family resemblance…

  13. Poor thing looks very much blind.

    And it looks creepy. It reminds me very much of the baby alien in the last Alien movie.

  14. I… wow. It looks a lot like a Sonic Hedgehog deficiency to me, although I’m no scientist. Simply put, Sonic Hedgehog is the same gene that causes those famous cycloptic kittens every so often–from Wikipedia: sonic hedgehog has also been shown to act as an axonal guidance cue. It has been demonstrated that Shh attracts commissural axons at the ventral midline of the developing spinal cord.[6] Specifically, Shh attracts retinal ganglion cell (RGC) axons at low concentrations and repels them at higher concentrations.

    It basically makes sure things in the middle split bilaterally like they’re supposed to–note the small round snout and really closely-set eyes. The large forehead and mouth deformities tend to show up in cycloptic animals, too.

  15. Looks like a John K. toon!
    I would expect that pig smoking a big habano with Ren or Stimpy…

  16. Will Wright’s master plan has come to fruition. The Spore Creature Creator has achieved critical mass and is manifesting in our universe.

    It can only be days until the inevitable arrival of the penis monsters.

  17. Ill Lich @23: Because the ones born with rat faces were also born with the bodies of… rats!

  18. It’s not that disturbing to me.

    Suprisingly this bolsters my faith in evolution. If one mutation can have such a dramatic effect, maybe creating a new species isn’t so hard after all.

    Er, okay. I believe in evolution, but this is a muy mal mutation, not the good sort that leads to good changes in a species.

  19. @ #1, yeah man you said it. If it was mine I would have an underling euthanize it. All hail the pig gods to give this little one wings ;>

  20. @AngryHippo.

    Damn you beat me to it! Al Gore was only a little bit off. Now I wonder if it’s gene’s will splice with an elephant?

  21. And first off the blocks with a poorly thought out declaration of “Photoshop” is….

    #8 posted by mappo.


  22. Monkey pig, monkey pig.
    Does whatever a monkey pig does.
    Can he swing from a tree?
    No he can't he's a pig.
    So watch out, here's the monkey pig
  23. To Mappo at #8: It appears the 3 photos on Xenophilius are of two different piglets. The first appears to be the piglet from Fengzhang village in China, but the people in the two subsequent pictures don’t look like Chinese villagers. In fact, the crest on the man’s cap in the third picture suggests it’s more likely a village in Indonesia and therefore a different piglet.

    This of course means that the pig/ape creatures are appearing across the globe. I, for one, welcome our new overlords, I just wasn’t expecting them to be a cross between Planet of the Apes and Babe.

  24. Has anyone read Animal Farm? This is like.. the last sentence of the book. The weird thing is, I just finished it for the first time yesterday.. Freaky

  25. @ #50

    You’re right. The piglet in first picture is from Fengzhang village, China — as posted in Xenophilius and Orange. But one in the other two pictures is from Watuliney village, North Sulawesi Island, Indonesia.

  26. Definitely worth clicking on that second link – the Indonesian pig in the third photo has the huggable dejected ugliness of a Henson creation, like Ludo in Labyrinth.

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