01 Sep '12, 4pm
Venus, the Beautiful “Two-Faced” Cat (Photos)
Have you ever met a cat whose face is a perfect split of two different fur colors? If not, then give a warm welcome to Venus the Chimera Cat . After her photo appeared on Reddit, she’s been admired by thousands for her unusual coloration and sweet demeanor! The “Chimera” in Venus’s title refers to chimerism, which is a naturally-occurring genetic condition in which one organism is born from four parent cells (e.g. two fertilized eggs that have fused together). While Venus may not be a true chimeraher appearance is just as likely due to normal genetic variationshe’s certainly an unusual beauty! Click through to see more photos of Venus, as well as a video!