Yep its true and almost unbelieveable unless you see the image!
Evidently this has occurred before too.
First thought i had was how does the poor thing sleep on its side, are they fixed or bend?
Second, Why only China occurrence?
Third, Will China now look for a way to clone them onto humans? could u imagine….good grief!
Lastly, Is it possible that the cats, because they love to eat birds, or maybe consume their eggs have geneticcally caused a cross bred?
If i see cats flying in the future, then the end is definately near…lol
I admit it looks trippy, and so long as this is real, natural, harmless to the animal, then in that respect its kinda cool.
credit image alpha /landov
Here’s the article:
Cat in China grows a pair of wings
Feline was born normal but developed appendages at age 1, family says
updated 4:39 p.m. ET, Wed., May 27, 2009
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a … cat?
A kitty in Chongqing, China, is getting some extra-special attention these days: The furry feline has developed wings! Though born looking completely normal, once the cat hit the age of 1, he began growing wing-shaped appendages on either side of his spine, the U.K.’s Daily Mail reports.
While some think the bony limbs may be a mutation of some kind — or even a Siamese twin growing inside the cat — others speculate it’s a genetic change perhaps caused by chemicals ingested by the kitty’s mother while she was pregnant.
According to the cat’s owners, he doesn’t seem to mind his new wings — and he’s loving the attention he’s received because of them!
Strange as the case may sound, winged felines are not unheard of. Back in August 2008, the U.K. Telegraph reported that tomcats in China’s Sichuan province developed wing-like growths on their backs.
Veterinary experts said then that despite the hard inner core, the “wings” don’t harm cats’ quality of life or safety. According to the Telegraph’s report, scientists believe the appendages developed due to grooming habits, a genetic defect or a hereditary skin condition.
What are your thoughts?