A six-legged calf has defied the odds by thriving despite a vet's prediction at birth that it would not survive - and now the Swiss public has fallen in love with Lilli.

Farmer Andreas Knutti from Weissenburg told Blick that a curve in her spine means that Lilli may never become a normal milk cow. Regardless, he couldn't euthanize her because she is just too darn cute.

Lilli. Photograph: Peter Schneider/EPA. Link: Guardian

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