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Imagine veterinarian George Huber’s surprise when a cat he was helping through labor gave birth to a two-faced kitten in Perth, Australia.

The mother suffered complications during the birthing process, so was brought into the Swan Veterinary Clinic. She subsequently gave birth to three kittens, the smallest of whom had an extra face, the result of a congenital deformity — something went haywire early in its embryonic development. Otherwise, the cat appears healthy. His siblings had no deformities.

The kitten can eat from just one mouth because of a cleft palate, but it able to meow with both mouths simultaneously. And his ability to purr has not been affected.

The kittens owners are thinking of calling it either Mr Men or Quasi Modo.

UPDATE: Sadly, the two-faced kitten lost its battle for life yesterday. You can read more here.

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