Thursday, May 16, 2013

Polydactyl Cats

Look at those big feet! This is a polydactyl cat, born with more than the regulation number of toes. Polydactylism can affect any animal with toes, but the genetic anomaly is relatively common in domestic cats, which normally have five toes on the front paws and four toes on their back paws. Read more about these cats in an article I wrote for mental_floss.

Photograph by Flickr user Actor212.

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