Kitten born with two faces dies

Kitten had four eyes and 24 toes

A kitten with two faces born days ago in Rhode Island has died.
 
His name was Gemini. He had four eyes, two noses, two mouths, two ears and 24 toes _ seven on each front paw and five each on the back.
 
WJAR-TV reports Gemini died Friday. He was one of five kittens in his litter. He was tiny enough to fit in the palm of a hand.
 
His owners in Providence say he had two tracheas going into one throat. They fed him by bottle because he ate very slowly.
 
Veterinarian Ernest Finocchio (fin-OH'-kee-oh) is president of the Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. He says he'd never seen such a kitten. He says it could've been twins that didn't separate properly.
 
Two-faced kittens are very rare and seldom survive.

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