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    Can wild animals be born deformed?

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    Yes. Even the  genes in animals can cause deformities. I'd say however that most deformities can be blamed on man and the fact that we've polluted the land and waters with toxic chemicals.

    ole hipster

    No truer words have been spoken today!....(:

    Yes. In some instances the deformed animal is destroyed by the parent...

    Colleen

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    True, true.

    Let me take this chance to welcome you to akaQA. I've noticed that you've become a very active member here in our little community :) I was away when you joined I believe. I'm a moderator here and you can reach me via the email address found on my profile page if you ever have any questions or problems with another member. Thanks again for being an involved member!
    jhharlan

    Thank you, Colleen. It' nice to feel welcomed!

    Yes, but since they are usually not to the betterment of the animal, they do not survive.  Ex. birds with the wrong coloration are stand outs to predators.  Animals with deformed limbs would be a more obvious example.  A fawn with two heads could not graze properly, and would not run well, so easy prey. 



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