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the one-year-old domestic shorthair mix, sports an extra pair of ears on his head, which sit just behind his first pair.
His new owner, Swati Komanduri, 41, a financial analyst, adopted Aslan after the group she volunteers for, Animal Safe Haven and Adoptions, rescued the kitten and his siblings from a car repair shop last year.
— Aslanthe4earedcat (@Aslanthe4eared1) June 29, 2021
The four-eared gene is rare among cats. It is a recessive trait, and two four-eared cats only have a 50% chance of passing it down to their kittens
Swati Komanduri, of Pennsylvania, adopted the kitten after rescuing him
She says she feels privileged to be able to take care of and raise the rare feline
Despite his anomaly, Komanduri says the kitten is very playful and enjoys his time around the house
‘I got a call that 14 kittens were rescued from a colony, Komanduri said. ‘When I went to pick up the new kittens I was told there was a tiny kitten with four ears.
‘I have never seen a four-eared cat. I didn’t even know about this mutation.’
The mutation is a rare one.
According to a 1957 study in the Journal of Heredity, researchers found that the four-eared gene is a rare, recessive gene. When two cats who carry the recessive gene, but do not exhibit it, breed, they only a 50% chance of having an offspring who exhibits the four ears.
Aslan’s special features have earned him thousands of followers on social media.
Despite his physical anomaly and mild issues with eating, Aslan has no other issues and lives a very normal life.July 28, 2021 at 8:37 am #1461765nle6ixeMember
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