A Rare 'Two-Faced' Cat Was Just Born In South Africa

24/12/2017

A very unusual kitten was born in Cap-Oriental, South Africa at the beginning of December. Named Bettie Bee, the little cat is a 'Janus'; she has two faces!Worried about how she was going to eat - her two mouths made it difficult for her to nurse from her mom - her owner decided to take her to a foster carer specialized in looking after special needs kittens.

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Bettie Bee's foster momexplainedto magazineNewsweek:

[Bettie Bee] can feed either mouth, both are functional, both lead to the stomach.

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She has since started a Facebook pageto keep her new fans updated on her life, with plenty of photos and news about her health.Bettie Bee has a condition called diprosopia, or cranofacial duplication. This disorder can be found in humans, but the chances of survival are very, very low. In cats, several individuals, called 'Janus cats' because of their double faces, some of which have lived long, rich lives.

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Bettie Bee, for her part, is getting along well, as her foster mom says:

She is thriving, growing like a normal kitten. She has been to the vet when she was one day old. We decided it's best to take her back for scans etc when she is a bit bigger.

H/t: Newsweek

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