- Filipinos are known to be very superstitious and one good example of this is the belief that a three legged cow can bring luck to its owners
- Naneth Madamba, one of the owners of such a cow in Ilocos Norte named the animal “Suerte” in the belief that the cow can bring them good luck
- According to the veterinarian, the condition of the cow may have been a result of an infection while the cow was not yet born
A three legged cow is enjoying the attention it is getting in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte. It was named “Suerte,” which means “Lucky” by its owners.
According to its owner, Naneth Madamba, the cow was born with only three legs and has been in great health ever since. A vet explained that a possible cause for Suerte’s condition was an infection suffered by Suerte’s mother.
Looking at Suerte from afar, you can really see that it has three legs. The cow also manages to walk without any problem.
When you look closely at Suerte however, you will notice that she has an underdeveloped fourth leg, which approximately is only about less than a foot long, dangling from her body.
Suerte doesn’t seem to mind though as you can see that she is quite a happy and contented animal.
The owners believe that the cow can bring them a lot of good things, which was also the reason why they named her “Suerte” or “Lucky.”
Animals born with only three legs or sometimes, more than the usual four legs, are rare occurrences and are not considered normal. They are oftentimes alluded to as strange animals.
The condition of animals with three legs is known as tripedalism.
There are no known animals that have three legs as the standard number of foot. Although according to scientists, the movement itself, such as that of a kangaroo where it rests its weight on its tail plus its two hind legs is an example of tripedal movement in animals.
The term used for animals with two legs is bipedalism and for animals with four legs, it is quadrupedalism.
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