Creature found in Africa ‘alien’ or misshapen baboon?

Published July 12, 2013

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A recently discovered strange creature has residents of South Africa’s Nature Valley convinced aliens are in their midst.

The alien-looking remains were found by the 17-year-old son of a national park ranger who snapped a few pictures of the carcass.

However, autopsy results confirmed the ‘alien’ was actually a newborn female baboon, according to the Herald.

&quotIt was most likely killed by a bite through the skull soon after birth – possibly infanticide which is very common in some primate species when a new male takes over the troop,” Dr. Magdelena Braum of The Crags Vet Clinic who performed the autopsy told the Herald.

Alien or not, that is one weird-looking animal.

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