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TikTok dumbfounded by rare 'two-faced' cat: 'She's a one-of-a-kind kitty'

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The internet is intrigued with a so-called “two-faced” cat named Venus

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Venus the Two-Face Cat has unusual coloration for a kitty. Half her face has black fur with a yellow eye, while the other half is orange tabby with a blue eye. The rest of her body is a mix of orange and black fur. She’s a true rarity, so naturally, people want to see more of her. The celebrity cat has over 2.3 million TikTok followers. In July, a video showing proof that the eye-catching feline is real went viral.

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“When I see ‘that’s sooooo Photoshopped’ on my IG pics,” the caption read.

The clip featured baby pics of Venus from 2009 and photos of the rare kitten with her siblings. The video racked up 15.5 million views. 

“Cats like this exist, people and they are so beautiful,” a user wrote

“Isn’t nature amazing? She’s a one-of-a-kind kitty,” another wrote

“Do people not know what chimeras are?” another asked

According to National Geographic, the reason Venus has unique fur might be that she is a chimera. When two embryos fuse together, it can cause a cat to have cells with two kinds of DNA. There’s no real way to know without testing the cat, however. Another theory is luck. Her orange fur cells could have been activated on one side, while her black fur triggered on the other. 

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