MANILA, Philippines – An engineer from Ilog town, Negros Occidental believes that his pet pig will bring him good luck after discovering that it has 2 sex organs.
Ruben Diamante, who has been raising pigs for 6 years, said this is the first time he has encountered a “hermaphrodite pig.”
“Nagtaka ako nang makita ko. Isang buwan pa lang siya nang makita ko na ganu’n pala ang kondisyon niya,” he said.
According to veterinarian Dr. Nick Ortiz, the abnormality is often observed in worms, but can sometimes occur in animals and even people.
“Kahit sa tao nangyayari din ito o ‘di kaya sa mga hayop. Dalawa ang ari nila pero ang isa diyan hindi gumagana,” Ortiz said.
Diamante said he believes the rare occurrence will bring him good luck.
“Naniniwala akong swerte ito pero kailangan rin magsikap para mas uunlad ang negosyo,” he said.
Diamante added that he plans to bring the pig to a veterinarian to ensure that it is healthy despite the condition. -- Report from Mark Salanga, ABS-CBN News Negros Occidental