The unusual finding which was discovered by the scientists about two years ago is now again making news.
As per sources, a person named Kevin Serres had found the body of conjoined deer fawn twins when he was on a mushroom hunt in south-eastern Minnesota in May 2016. He took the specimen to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources later where the scientists researched and studied on it.
Despite of being very shocking, the discovery was very significant and amazing one for the scientists. These conjoined fawn twins are the first of their type which a white-tailed doe carried for a full term and gave birth to, although the fawns were stillborn and were astonishingly conjoined from the neck and downwards.
As per reports from University of Georgia, before this discovery, conjoined fawn deer twins were only been seen in the utero.
After various tests, scientists found that the conjoined twins had two heads but just one body. Everything else about them looked just the same: the heads, the legs, the fur and the spots on their body.
Gino D’Angelo, a researcher from the University of Georgia and the lead author of the study said that everything else about the spots on their body seemed ‘almost perfect.’
These are likely not the only two headed conjoined twins to have been born in the wild, but they sure are the only one to be discovered as such animals are vulnerable to predators.
The researchers performed a necropsy on the body of the twins which showed that they shared the same liver, but had separate gastrointestinal tracts and spleens, along with two separate hearts which had similar pericardial sac.
Conjoined twins are common in humans and in some of domestic animals like the cattle and sheep but are very rare among wild animals.
The study was recently published in the American Midland Naturist science journal.