An unknown newborn in Brazil was born with a tail, but it was later removed at Albert Sabin Children’s Hospital in the coastal city of Fortaleza.
This happened sometime in January 2021, when the baby was allegedly born prematurely at 35 weeks with no complications, but an early assessment of the child revealed the growth of a tail and ball at the end.
Pictures published in a medical journal show how the appendage had a ball-shaped form at the end of the tail.
However, medics surgically had removed the ‘chain and ball’, which was only spotted after he was born report Mail Online.
It was not a surprise, as the baby happened to be one of a few are born with a true human tail.
“All babies develop an embryonic tail in the womb between four to eight weeks after gestation, but this is normally reabsorbed back into the body.
Although in tremendously occasional cases, this doesn’t happen, and the tail can continue to grow, but as at the time the baby was born, the tail had grown to 12cm and developed a 4cm diameter ball at its tip.
Doctors who examined the baby said the tail contained no parts made of cartilage and bone, meaning it was a rare example of a true human tail.
According to history 40 cases of children born with boneless tails are documented in the world.
Although the Human ancestors, alongside our ape relatives, lost our tails when we diverged from monkeys about 20million years ago.
Meanwhile some faiths and cultures, the human tails are considered holy and they are worshipped.