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Meet the latest feline Instagram star (who has a very cool name too)

Meet the latest feline Instagram star (who has a very cool name too) cat-happy
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There can be no doubt that cats are very cool. But one feline may just be that much cooler than the rest and Instagram simply can't get enough of him.

By Zoë Monk

Published on the 02/02/2020, 22:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:32

Meet Bowie

Bowie is a beautiful white cat with striking orange and brown markings. But that's probably not the first thing you will notice about him.

He was a rescue cat before finding his forever home with Maria Lloret in Spain. When she saw the kitten had different colour eyes she knew she had to call him Bowie.


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Rockstar namesake

But while most people have always thought rockstar David Bowie had different coloured eyes, this wasn't actually true. The singer had nisocoria, a condition which causes the pupil to be permanently dilated. In his case, he developed it while at school after getting into a fight.

But for feline Bowie, he was born with heterochromia which causes someone to have two different coloured eyes.

Instagram star

Thanks to his good looks, striking eyes and rockstar name, Little Bowie has become a social media star. He has his very own Instagram account with 33k followers full of photos and videos showing what a cool cat gets up to.


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He's such a star now that there's even Bowie The Cat merchandise!

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