Doctors are caring for a two-headed baby dumped in an irrigation ditch by his mother.
Police in Hanzhuang, central China, found the hours-old infant after reports of a baby crying in the middle of the night.
Doctors say the abandoned tot has one fully formed head and another smaller head with only partially formed features.
The second head includes eyes, a nose, mouth and ears but has no body.
Carer Yuan Xianrong - in charge of the baby's well-being until his mom is found - said: "He is completely healthy except for his two heads. It's too early to talk about surgery yet.
"But it is amazing that he survived after being dumped in the ditch. It was filled with rubbish and mud and old water.
"When officers picked him up they at first did not realize he had the defamation and thought it was just rubbish stuck to the child - then they realized that the baby had the deformation and took him straight to the hospital."
Local officials are still searching for the mother.