Angelito was born in Chimbote, in western Peru with two ‘noses’ due to an incredibly rare genetic condition.
Paediatrician Jose Castillo said the strange deformity happens once in every 10,000 to 15,000 births. He said that the baby is stable and feeding well and that his heart and respiratory system are also working fine.
The baby was moved from his home in Nuevo Chimbote to the Hospital del Nino in the capital Lima where he will need to undergo a surgery to treat his malformation and give him a normal nose.
The hospital’s neonatal care boss Carlos Arrestegui Ramos said further tests would be needed to determine how else the boy’s mutation had affected his body.