CHINA (ANIMAL LOVERS) – Yang Yang the goat was born without hind legs, but that didn’t stop him or his guardian from finding a way for the little goat to survive. Read the incredible story of perseverance here. — Global Animal
A goat born without hind legs in China has become a local celebrity after learning to walk on his forelegs.
Yang Yang’s owner Lv Shanlu says the three-month-old goat can run around his yard several times without stopping.
Lv, 61, of Hexing village, Yanji, Liaoning Province, says he doubted the little goat would survive when he was born with little stumps instead of hind legs.
“He tried to stand up, but after many attempts, he failed and could only lie on the ground,” he said.
“We worked hard to look after him. My wife and I took turns carrying him to his mother to be breastfed but we expected he could survive, and be so strong-willed.”
Cao Yulan, Lv’s wife, added: “It was really heartbreaking. He would stand up, fall over and hit the ground but then try it again. I could hardly bear to watch.”
Lv decided to help Yang Yang by teaching him to walk on his forelegs. Every day, he helped him to stand up and led him around the yard and, within a month Yang Yang could do it on his own.
“Now he walks with his mother every day and helps her forage for food. I am 61-years-old but never saw or heard of such a thing.”