Sunday, 9 January 2011

Two Face, the kitten with two faces

Image of a kitten with two faces
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Felidae
Genus: Felis
Species: Felis catus
Common Names: Two Face

About a week ago I posted about Cy, a one-eyed kitten that died soon after its birth.

Today's post is about "two face" , a poor kitten, born a few months ago in Charleston, West Virginia. As suggested by its name, Two Face was born with two faces. Each face was "complete", meaning that the kitten had 2 noses, 2 mouths and four eyes! According to the vet who examined the kitten, Dr. Erica Drake, Two Face had a condition known as diprosopus.

"Both mouths would meow independent of each other, and at the time, she — they, I'm not sure which — did drink from each mouth without any trouble." said Dr Drake.

Although the kitten seemed to do fine at start, after a couple of days it suddenly stopped moving and died. Noone knows the exact reason but it was most probably related to its condition.

Video about Two Face, the kitten with two faces

About Diprosopus
Diprosopus also known as craniofacial duplication is an extremely rare congenital disorder whereby parts (accessories) or all of the face are duplicated on the head. 

Image showing a chick with two beaks and three eyes
A chick with two beaks and three eyes


  1. Kind of scary. I fell so bad for that kitten.

  2. Thats pertty scare but sad too i wounder how it got 2 faces