Internet users seem to celebrate unique animals, especially cats. From the late Grumpy Cat to Lil Bub, it seems like our culture is fascinated with adorable cat faces that stand out in the crowd. But what happens if it's two faces that are equally unique? Well, Venus the Two-Faced Cat, shows that people are just as mesmerized by the Gemini-like cats.

Turns out, Venus' genetic mutation isn't that rare (or maybe it's just easier to spot these unique creatures with the help of the internet). A couple of years ago, we were all in awe when looking at the photos of Quimera. And it seems like she's thriving!

With nearly 100k followers on Instagram, this chimera cat draws the attention of the masses with her charming features!

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Daisy
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4 months ago

This cat is so beautiful!!

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A human i guess
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4 months ago (edited)

Those eyes are absolutely beautiful! The golden-yellow and black-blue go so well together as well. Truly happy that this lil kitty gets to be so beatiful

As the cute cat's name suggests, the reason for her unique appearance is likely because of genetic chimerism. This phenomenon occurs when one organism is composed of cells with more than one distinct genotype. It can occur in animal species as well as plants and even some humans! A chimera is derived from two or more zygotes and it can result in a mixed appearance (e.g. kitties like Venus and Quimera, or roses that are split into 2 colors).

These rare cat colors may as well be derived from extreme luck and simply be a very unique case of mosaicism. In this case, there is only one individual egg that just happens to have different active genetic expressions in its cells. This condition is much more common in cats than chimerism, however, it usually doesn't result in such a distinctly split two-face appearance and is very random. In the end, only a DNA test can confirm the former or the latter.

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Pretty Pangolin
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4 months ago

How cool that her body contrasts with her face. She looks like a harlequin.

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反社会的 ON
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4 months ago

mlem

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A human i guess
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4 months ago

She looks so strong and beatiful :)

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Milica Stevanovic
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4 months ago

Absolutely Beautiful

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Perfumista Perfumista
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4 months ago

stunning

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Ayah Potato
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4 months ago

All dem models be shaking

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Milica Stevanovic
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4 months ago

This is so cute!

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Colin L
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4 months ago

The eyes are lovely, but the kitty lips are so cute!

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Womaninsky Kasinsky
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4 months ago

“Touch me. I’m real.”

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Daisy
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4 months ago

Purr-fect art.

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Rissie
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4 months ago

Wow, just stunning colors : D

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Rissie
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4 months ago

Half 'n half loaf o' kitteh!

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Mary Jo Marick
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4 months ago

Great shot.

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-AestheticDevil-
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4 months ago (edited)

I wish I had eyes like that. Simply stunning

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Milica Stevanovic
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4 months ago

The owner's face is like "Who dares touch my kitty?"

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Danielle Renee
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4 months ago

she's gorgeous and i'm a sucker for a tortie!!

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Serena DuBois
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4 months ago

Pole dancing is next!

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Colin L
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4 months ago

Kitty with a drinking problem... the faucet isn't dribbling. That is a problem.

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Annemarie Mattheyse
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4 months ago

Aaaah! Love that cake!

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Colin L
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4 months ago

I can practically hear the out of frame cat toy here.

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Mary Jo Marick
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4 months ago

Stunning.

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