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Two Faced Cat Makes Guinness | Care2 Causes

Two Faced Cat Makes Guinness | Care2 Causes

Most cats born with the birth defect called diprosopus do not live long. But a cat named Frank and Louie — for the two faces he was born with — just turned 12 years old on September 8th. For this dubious honor, Frank and Louie has been inducted into the Guinness World Records for being the longest surviving Janus cat. A very rare birth defect seen in mammals is a creature being born with one body, one head and two faces. The term Janus is applied, from the Roman god Janus , depicted with two heads because he looks to the future and the past. Frank and Louie — punned by some as Frankenlouie — was born to a breeder who brought the one day old kitten into Tufts University Veterinary office for euthanization. The nurse at the office decided to keep the unwanted furball and attempted to save his life. This, despite the fact most cats with this extremely rare birth defect don’t ...

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