A “Janus cat,” born with two faces, meows from two mouths in a new video from Chongqing, China.
The video, shot in Chongqing on September 18, shows the kitten with two mouths, two noses and four eyes. Sadly, this baby died after two days, but that’s not uncommon among animals born with this deformity. The condition is called diprosopus. They are referred to as “Janus” after the similarly depicted two-faced Roman god.
Like this little kitten born in China, most animals with diprosopus are either stillborn or don’t survive for very long once they are born. The most famous exception was Frank and Louie, a Janus cat that lived a remarkable 15 years!
Frank and Louie claimed the Guinness World Record as the world’s oldest Janus cat. This fascinating cat died of cancer in 2014, two years after claiming that title. Frank and Louie shared two functioning eyes a central eye which was blind, two noses, two mouths and one brain.