JOHOR BARU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - It will take around two weeks to a month to finalise the investigations on the carcass of a baby goat in Malaysia's town of Kota Tinggi that was said to resemble a human infant, said an official on Monday (April 25)
Johor state Agriculture and Agro-based Industry committee chairman Ismail Mohamed said then they would be able to find out the possibility that it could be an offspring produced by a human and an animal.
"For now we cannot confirm or deny anything as we have never received such a case before.
"We will have to wait for the results and findings to be finalised and that takes somewhere between two weeks and a month," he told The Star Monday.
He said instructions had been given out to the Kota Tinggi district veterinary services office to hand over the carcass of the goat to the state Veterinary Services Department laboratory for tests to be conducted.
He said research would be conducted on the goat's carcass to find out the reasons behind its human-looking features.
This included investigating the possibility that the mother goat was violated by a human, he said.
It was reported that Mr Ibrahim Basir of Felda Sungai Mas was shocked to find that one of the goats had given birth to a baby goat with a face, nose, short legs and soft body that resembled that of a human infant but was dead upon discovery.
Despite the humanly features, the goat reportedly did not have any umbilical cord and Mr Ibrahim even turned down offers to buy the carcass and instead reported the case to the veterinary authorities.
Mr Ismail advised the public not to speculate on the reasons behind the strange-looking goat's appearance and wait for the matter to be concluded.