The “devil-lamb” arrived still born in the Chris Hani district of South Africa, to the consternation of some God-fearing residents.
Some think the fat, humanoid-looking animal is the result of interspecies reproducing amongst man and mammoth, while others trust the mother may have been incidentally inseminated with human sperm.
But agricultural chiefs have called for calm, and confirmed the deformed lamb is simply the result of an infection contracted in the womb.
Dr Lubabalo Mrwebi, chief director of veterinary services said: “It is not unusual for animals to be infected in the early stages of a pregnancy, and the lamb had become pregnant during a time of heavy rainfall. This is when mosquitos, known to be vectors of Rift Valley Fever, are rife.
The disease influenced the sheep in the womb, which made it create distortions, including a deformed head, the aftereffect of inordinate liquid in the cerebrum, a little mind, and an immature jaw.
“We approach the nearby group not to freeze over this disfigured sheep.
“We can affirm this disfigured sheep is not a descendants of sheep ovum and a human sperm.”
Prior this month a child dairy animals conceived with human-like facial components was hailed as a divine being in India, with a large number of admirers running to see the creature and discuss building a sanctuary in its respect.
Numerous belived the calf, which passed on inside a hour of being conceived, was a symbol of Lord Vishnu, a Hindu God.