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Five-legged lamb born in UK named after Tom Hanks character

Press Trust of India  |  London 

A five-legged lamb has been born at a farm in the and named after a Tom Hanks character.

The Texel Mule cross was born on Thursday in Derbyshire and farm owner Mark Bayley said he was totally healthy.

The Bayley family nicknamed the young male Forrest in the hope his extra limb gives him the same love of running as film character Forrest Gump.

Bayley said although it was tempting to sell Forrest for meat, he would probably be kept as a family pet, the BBC reported.

The extra limb, which sits just behind Forrest's leg, is slightly shorter than the other four so is not interfering with his mobility at the farm in Ashbourne.

Bayley said: "It's happy - drinking, running around. I spoke to a vet briefly and they said all seemed fine.

"It's a bit of a novelty for me and the children and their friends so it'll probably become a pet."

Other five-legged lambs have been reported in Northumberland, Wales and France over recent years.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, March 18 2017. 17:42 IST