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With nine lives and two sets of ears, this feline was born to be a superhero.
A black cat named Batman has become a kind of internet superstar after the four-eared feline was found at a Pennsylvania animal shelter.
“Just when you think you’ve insured it all, a four-eared cat comes in the door! ” Hala Nuemah, managing director of the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society, said in a Facebook post that showcased the 3-year-old cat.
Batman’s second situated of ears is said to be the result of a genetic mutation. The condition has been documented since at the least 1936, when a four-eared cat named Toots was found in Ashtabula, Ohio, according to the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society.
“The mutation has been studied and is argued to be a recessive gene mutant needed from both parents in order to make four ears, ” the shelter positioned on Facebook, where they were bombarded with investigations on adopting him.
Batman initially came into the shelter with an upper respiratory infection, which delayed adoption applications. But he recovered soon after, devoting the shelter a green light to detect him a new home.
Just hours after that news was announced, a humane society spokesperson told ABC News that a family eagerly swept him up.
“A young girl and her mom decided to take Batman into their home, ” Caitlin Lasky told. “It was fitting because the little girl liked superheroes.”