Harvey Dent, the two-faced ‘Janus cat,’ dies

Earlier this month, we reported on a two-faced “Janus cat” named Harvey Dent that was born in Florida. Sadly, he died from complications two days after it entered the world.

“Janus cats” typically don’t live very long, but there are exceptions.

The cat was named after a character in the Batman comic-book series (Dent was played by Aaron Eckhart in the 2008 blockbuster The Dark Knight). The term “Janus cat” refers to the two-faced god in Roman mythology. Typically, cats with such a trait do not live very long, although there are exceptions; the oldest “Janus cat” lived for 12 years.

Harvey’s mother, Nene, is a perfectly normal black cat.


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