The Chimera Cat

The Chimera Cat

Have you ever met a cat whose face is a perfect split of two different fur colors? If not, then give a warm welcome to Venus the Chimera Cat. After her photo appeared on Reddit, she’s been admired by thousands for her unusual coloration and sweet demeanor!

The “Chimera” in Venus’s title refers to chimerism, which is a naturally-occurring genetic condition in which one organism is born from four parent cells (e.g. two fertilized eggs that have fused together). While Venus may not be a true chimera—her appearance is just as likely due to normal genetic variation—she’s certainly an unusual beauty!

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