Meet Frank and Louie

Twelve-year-old two-faced cat is world’s oldest

Frank and louisFrank and Louie, a gray feline with two mouths, two noses and three eyes, just turned 12 years old and is the world’s oldest, living two-faced cat.

Sara Wilcox, a Guinness World Records spokeswoman said he is the “longest surviving Janus cat,” referring to the name coined by British zoologist Dr. Karl Shuker, based on the two-faced Roman god of transitions, gates and doorways.

Frank and Louie has craniofacial duplication, an extremely rare congenital condition. The disorder, also known as diprosopia, can cause part or all of an individual’s face to be duplicated on its head.

It has been recorded multiple times in the domestic cat, but few two-faced kittens survive into adulthood, Wilcox said.

Frank and Louie was born on September 8, 1999. His remarkable life will be commemorated in Guinness World Records’ new 2012 edition, Wilcox said.

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3 thoughts on “Meet Frank and Louie”

  1. Amazing story BUT…I could have gone for the rest of my life without seeing it. I’ve seen the story floating around for a while but have assiduously avoided it. Thank you, Jonco. Now I have to soak my brain and eyes in clorox to remove that pathetic sideshow picture. 🙁

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