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Hi! I'm Midas, The Four-Eared Cat

Midas, a four-eared kitten born in Turkey with a permanent mlem and a heart-shaped patch on her tummy, gave the world a big surprise recently. Midas, a stray found in a family's backyard in Ankara, Turkey, has stolen the global attention and amassed an astonishing 125,000 Instagram followers.

Midas' distinct look is the product of a genetic abnormality that has given her a second set of ears and a jaw that has never quite settled properly, yet despite her abnormalities, Midas is thriving. According to Reuters, veterinarian Resat Nuri Aslan stated that her deformity has no negative impact on her health or hearing and that all earflaps, little and large, link to the ear canal.

Midas, who was born with five siblings, quickly stood out to Canis Dosemeci, who adopted her into the family. "We have never thought of buying a cat, we just wanted to rescue a cat from the street, and we wanted to adopt her," Dosemeci said.

Midas, a perfectly distinctive name for a suitably unique cat, was inspired by the King of Greek mythology who had the golden touch. King Midas was known for his donkey ears as well as his ability to convert everything he touched into gold, which is where the connection between kitten Midas and King Midas first developed.

Midas also likes to flaunt a white patch on her black abdomen that resembles a heart, if that isn't enough to pique your interest. Our girl is a natural at working the angles.

Midas is far from alone when it comes to bodily parts appearing where they don't belong. A rescue in 2019 found that one puppy, now known as Narwhal, had an additional tail on his head.

The following year, another dog with two mouths and one ear was discovered (instead of two ears and one mouth). The pup, named Toad, had some fractured teeth in his second mouth, which were removed, and he appeared to be happy and healthy after that.

Source: Reuters

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