Veterinarian Andres Rodriguez runs state-owned dairy No. 128 in Picadura, about 44 miles east of Havana.
He says he was shocked when he went to a help a 3-year-old cow named Aleli give birth Aug. 29. She'd already had one calf when he got to her. Then another was born. And another, and another.
Three are male, and one a hermaphrodite.
According to U.S. and European experts, the odds of delivering live quadruplet calves are one in 11 million births. If all are the same gender, the odds rise to one in 179 million. No numbers could be found for a quad birth including a hermaphrodite.
More Nation & World Headlines
Four Confederate flags left at MLK center, church in Atlanta Cincy police officer pleads not guilty in fatal shooting Cop indicted for murder in traffic-stop shooting Will ‘Happy Birthday’ song be free to use soon? Debris linked to missing Malaysian 777 Export-Import Bank excluded from highway bill 777 departs Aleutians after emergency landing House approves highway funding bill
Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.