Meet Yana – Mother Nature’s Remarkable ‘Two-Faced’ Feline Creation.

Describing someone as ‘two-faced’ is generally negative to call someone; unless you are Yana.

As you can see, this adorable feline has unique markings – to what is described as ‘her parents ran out of ink while they were colouring her in’.

Yana was posted in a classified advert as she was looking for a new owner and it did not take her long to find one! Elizabeth adopted her after stumbling upon this advert and fell for her distinctive appearance.

Yana now lives with Elizabeth, an Architecture student from Orsha, Belarus


The cat’s previous owners named her Yana – in honour of Janus, the Greek God who had two faces, one that looked toward the future and kept an eye on the past.

Elizabeth kept Yana’s name, as it suited her to the T! Elizabeth even incorporated the “two-faced” description into her ‘viral’ Instagram handle: yanatwofacecat.

Since Yana and Elizabeth became best friends, Yana became an internet star. She now has over 16k followers on Instagram!


Yana is popular thanks to a genetic abnormality

known as a chimera- the fascinating feline has cells from different zygotes, resulting in a unique colouring and stunning “two-faced” appearance.


Yana is a prime example of Mother Nature – creating the prettiest and most unusual cats.


Divided straight down the middle, one side of her visage is a striking orange, while the other is a stark black – almost looking like two cats in one!

yana two-faced cat chimeric

In addition to her adorable face, Yana has some other strange and cute qualities:

According to Elizabeth, she likes to play fetch like a dog, snoozes with her tongue hanging out of her mouth, and enjoys drinking tea – which is always “left unfinished in a hurry.”


Yana also loves going on walks outside and behaves well on a lead.


Yana even has a love for art. She truly is a cat of a different colour!

Share this unique cat with your friends if you love her as much as we do!

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Hannah Conway

Written by Hannah Conway

I'm Hannah, a Trainee Digital Journalist for Kingdoms. I am due to graduate from Teesside University in June 2021 with a BA in Journalism and have joined Kingdoms to complete an Internship alongside my studies. I have worked in many areas of the media world for the past three years: a Broadcast Journalist, Sports Journalist, PR Assistant and now I am taking a journey to write about the animals in our wonderful world and the fantastic things that they get up to.

I am an animal enthusiast, and I have grown up around all kinds of species - I even have my own little four-legged friend, an eight-month-old Cockerpoo called Chester. The aim is to provide readers with engaging stories about 'all things animals' in our beautiful world, and I hope to keep you engaged with the content that Kingdoms has to offer.

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