Ostrich People

Humans living with ostrich legs

Vadoma is a tribe living in the Kanyemba region of northern Zimbabwe. They are found in the districts of Uruguay and Cipolilo. As a result of this genetic disease called extrodactyly, some defects occur in the breakdown of the seventh chromosome. The toes are then bent and split in two to form ostrich-like legs. This is a very rare condition. Most people in the Doma tribe of Zimbabwe are addicted to the disease and live on ostrich legs. So far, medicine has not been able to find a cure for this feature, which resembles an ostrich’s foot.

They have only 4 toes with both feet. This means that most people here have a toe with only two toes curved to the sides, without the middle 3 toes on each foot. Lobster Chloe Syndrome is a medical condition that is caused by a genetic disorder that is very rare in humans.

This tribe is not a cultivated group. They live by eating wild fruits and trapping wild animals. Tribal law does not allow young people of the Wadoma tribe, with a population of less than 20,000, to marry outside their own tribe. Or get out of the tribe if they get married. This condition persists in children born as a result of intermarriage between members of the same caste and family.

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