Amazing “two-faced” cat featured on Today Show

No, it isn’t a Photoshop trick, computer-generated effect, or tribute to Batman’s enemy Harvey Dent on a Dark Knight fanpage; meet Venus, a mixed-breed cat whose fur pattern gives the appearance of having almost two faces. The feline also sports two different-colored eyes — one green and one blue.

Named Venus, after the Greek goddess of love, the cat has been referred to as a “chimera,” which was a creature in Greek mythology that was a goat-lion-serpent hybrid.

According to a piece by Katia Andreassi for National Geographic News, “a feline chimera is a cat whose cells contain two types of DNA, caused when two embryos fuse together.” The piece also states that in order to determine if the cat really is a chimera, a DNA test from each side of the feline’s body would be required.

Venus is already something of an Internet sensation, and she’s been featured on the Today Show. Don’t believe it? Take a look at Venus in action:

You can keep up with this unique feline at Venus’s Page — Amazing Chimera cat on Facebook.

Source: National Geographic Daily News

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