Bizarre Chimera Cat is its Own Twin

09/17/2012


Meet Venus the Chimera Cat.  She is truly bizarre and wonderful and has taken the internet by storm.

Venus' face looks like two different cats were split down the middle.  One side is an orange tabby with a blue eye, and the other side is a black cat with a green eye. Her appearances is likely the result of an extremely rare genetic condition that causes radically different appearances to manifest in the same animal. 

A chimera is a mythical beast made of several creatures mashed together into one, which is a fitting moniker for such a unique-looking cat.

 

 

Chimera cat

Photo from Venus the Chimera Cat's Facebook Page.

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David Mizejewski is a naturalist with the National Wildlife Federation. His goal is to inspire others to appreciate the wonders of nature. Meet David >
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