The term two-faced has negative connotations, but not when it comes to Quimera.
The 3-year-old cat appears to have two different faces, literally. And there is nothing negative about it.
On her right side, she is a red tabby with a golden-colored eye. On her left, she is a black or tuxedo cat with a stunning blue eye.
She is believed to be a feline chimera, a cat with cells from two different embryos that merged together in the womb.
Quimera lives in Argentina with her owner, Estani, who adopted her from a woman when she was about 1 year old. He doesn’t know much about her past or what her parents looked like, but he knew right away she was special. One look at Quimera and it’s easy to see that.
Her unique appearance, which he describes as nothing short as “amazing,” drew him in, and he’s been caring for her ever since. Her unique look has brought her a lot of attention on Instagram (@gataquimera), where she has more than 54,000 followers.
While she looks different than a lot of cats, she’s still just your average kitty in many ways. She likes to sleep a lot and climb the furniture.
Much like her dual appearance, Quimera has two distinct sides to her personality.
“Sometimes [she is] so sweet and lovely, and sometimes so crazy,” Estani told Petcha.com.
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Tabby, tuxedo, calm, crazy — Quimera is a little bit of everything.
And that’s what makes her so special.
“She is like a dream,” Estani said.