Two-faced cat sets new Guinness World Record

Thursday, 30th August 2012

A cat who was born with two faces, two mouths and three eyes has beaten all the odds to become a Guinness World Record holder.

The animal, named Frankie and Louis, was saved from being put down by Marty Stevens 12 years ago.

Frankie and Louis is known as a Janus cat, named after a Roman god with two faces. Normally, Ms Stevens said, Janus cats only live for a few days.

However, at 12 years old, the animal has become the longest surviving Janus cat on record.

Ms Stevens said: "[He is] very, very laid back, not afraid of people, very friendly and he's actually more of a dog than a cat.

"He walks on a leash, he goes right in the car, he loves car rides."

She added that many people come to pet Frankie and Louis and are then shocked when they see his unusual face.

According to USA Today, Frankie and Louis eats cat food through just one of his mouths, so Ms Stevens does not need to worry about him choking - a common problem faced by Janus cats.