Venus is a two-faced cat that is approximately 11 years old. She is a celebrity on the Internet thanks to her characteristics that make her very striking. She has half her face solid black with one green eye and the other half orange and one blue eye. This feature that gives it its appearance may be due to a condition called “chimerism.”
Venus was adopted in 2009 from a dairy farm in North Carolina, (United States), according to The Dodo. Her adoptive mother is very proud of her, she said that she is a really very sweet cat and does not usually damage the furniture in her home; has its own scratching post.
VENUS THE BEAUTIFUL TWO-SIDED CAT
Leslie Lyons, a professor at the University of California at Davis, studies the genetics of domestic cats, referring to Venus spoke with National Geographic and expressed that she had not seen another cat with her characteristics.
“She is extremely rare, but you can explain it and you can understand it.”
Chimerism occurs when cells contain two types of DNA, which combine to form one. A feline chimera is therefore a cat that has these two types of DNA in its cells due to the fusion of two embryos.
To confirm if Venus is a Chimera cat, some genetic testing would be needed.
“We can fingerprint DNA, just like in CSI, and the DNA on one side of the body must be different from the other.”
What is certain is that this beautiful cat is a celebrity, and on her Instagram page she has more than two million followers. She also has thousands of views on YouTube and has participated in television shows.
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Venus even has her own plush version; A toy brand has released the reproduction of this incredible kitten on the market. This feline is truly an extraordinary animal.
This beautiful cat knows that beyond her fame due to her appearance, she is very loved by her family and her well-being is the most important thing, and for them, Venus could not be more than perfect.