A piglet was born with a ''trunk like an elephant''.

Bizarre on Female First

Bizarre on Female First

Footage has been shared of the animal with the odd defect, which its owner Fan Meiling said she had never witnessed before.

In the video, the piglet has an elongated nose ''like an elephant'' and smooth pink skin.

The little pig, which has its tongue rolling out of its mouth, is placed in isolation under a livestock heat lamp while its healthy siblings sleep together in baskets nearby.

Fan, who hails from China, explained that the female that mothered the piglets belongs to her uncle and that none of the other animals in the litter had been affected.

She said: ''I'd never seen anything like it before. It was very strange, and it seems everyone else thought so too.''

Sadly, Fan revealed that the piglet died just hours later from related health problems.