16/05/2012 13:05 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Three Legged Baby Born In China

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A three legged baby has been found abandoned in China.

The baby, who has not been named, was found by police officers in the Shishan township of Nan'an city in February, but this is the first time pictures of the little girl have emerged.

She was sent to a local welfare home when she was found abandoned as a newborn, and was brought to a children's hospital in Quanzhou, China to be examined by doctors.

Doctors have said the redundant leg - which could be part of a parasitic twin which didn't develop properly - should be amputated, but they need to wait until she is at least six months old.

Three legged baby born in China  Barcroft

Last month we reported on a little boy in Pakistan who was born with six legs. He successfully underwent an eight hour operation to remove his extra limbs.

His dad, Imran Shaikh, said at the time of the operation: "We are a poor family. I am thankful to the government and doctors for helping us."

You can see the little boy's amazing operation in our gallery below.

We wish the little girl in China lots of luck with her operation and hope she finds loving parents to look after her soon.