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Two-faced kitten puzzles veterinarian in W.Va.

In this undated image taken from video provided by ABC affiliate WCHS TV, a newborn kitten, known as Two Face, is held at the Kanawha Charleston Humane Association in Charleston, W.V. The kitten is being given a 50 percent chance of survival by an area veterinarian. Dr. Erica Drake says the kitten was born with a rare condition called diprosopus, which means the kitten literally has two faces. Two Face has four eyes, two noses and two mouths. In this undated image taken from video provided by ABC affiliate WCHS TV, a newborn kitten, known as Two Face, is held at the Kanawha Charleston Humane Association in Charleston, W.V. The kitten is being given a 50 percent chance of survival by an area veterinarian. Dr. Erica Drake says the kitten was born with a rare condition called diprosopus, which means the kitten literally has two faces. Two Face has four eyes, two noses and two mouths. (AP Photo/WCHS TV)
June 14, 2010

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CHARLESTON, W.Va.—The kitten born with two faces in Charleston was given a 50 percent chance of survival by an area veterinarian. The kitten known as Two Face brought the animal to the vet shortly after it was born on Wednesday because its mother refused to nurse the kitten. Dr. Erica Drake said the kitten was born with a rare condition called diprosopus, which means the kitten literally has two faces. Two Face has four eyes, two noses and two mouths.

Drake said the kitten's two mouths act independently and she believes each mouth has a separate esophagus leading to one stomach. It'll take a closer look at the kitten's internal anatomy before known about how the kitten will be able to function.

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Information from: The Charleston Gazette, http://www.wvgazette.com

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