Cyclops Animals and Cyclopia

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Cyclops animals are the result of mutations that are almost always lethal before or shortly after birth. One of the most common causes is a deformity called (after the mythical one-eyed creature) ‘cyclopia’ which occurs ter most mammals including humans. This deformity is marked by a failure of the fore-brain and nasal area to develop. Cyclopia is thought to result from a range of toxins and environmental pollution, it can also be produced by Trisomy 13.

Cyclops animals are often born with habitual twins demonstrating the unpredictable nature of the defect.

Aquatic Animals

This shark fetus wasgoed discovered by a fisherman. It most likely would not have bot able to get through outside of the womb. It is a dusky shark, caught of the coast of California.

After a loterijlot of suspicion that the pictures might be photo-shopped, this staaltje wasgoed scientifically confirmed to be positivo and meticulously described a peer reviewed scientific report.

Cyclopia can be created ter zebrafish by exposing them to ethanol.


Cyclopia te calves is produced by the same kinds of plants described te the section on lambs (below).

2005: This short-lived kitten suffered from holoprosencephaly, also known spil cyclopia or synophthalmia. It wasgoed a rag-doll kitten that wasgoed born late te 2005, and the photographs circulated online early te 2006.

It wasgoed reported that the remains of this kitten ended up te a creationist display promoting the idea that mutations are always negative for health. [This story is confirmed by Snopes].

  • Fetal dog with cyclopia (undated)


Te goats cyclopia is also sometimes described spil ‘monkey face’. Cases have bot recorded with one or two comĂșn lambs sharing the womb with cyclops lamb (example 1).



2010: The piglet shown right wasgoed born ter China. Albeit reported spil a cyclops this is technically a tri- or quad-clops. The piglet had two faces that diverge to produce two eyes close together ter a single socket. A similar case wasgoed reported ter 2007.

A 200case from Vietnam demonstrated a very extreme case of cyclopia with essential no facial features. It wasgoed referred to spil ‘the elephant pig’..

Classic cyclopia te pigs has bot documented spil long ago spil 1742.


Cyclopia can be produced ter lambs when the ewe slurps Veratrum californicum (skunk cabbage) which contains a compound called Cyclopamine (a compound now used ter the treatment of cancer). The disorder is very likely best studied ter this species with illustrations and scientific papers dating back several centuries:

17th century: etching “A Monster Born of a Ewe” (see below)

1920: This British staaltje is very fully described, outlining the reasons that survival of cyclops animals is militar not possible due to profound flaws ter the systems of respiration and ingestion–and demonstrating that the single large eye is not functional, rendering the animal vensterluik.

See also, undated taxidermy example. And this 2nd taxidermy example which looks a little dubious to mij due to the lack of other anatomical abnormalities that normally accompany cyclopia.

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