Animals Video

By Federico Cornetto

A Sphynx cat with an enlarged head that looks like an adorable bat has been conquering hearts thanks to her unusual appearance. 

Cat Lucy, 1, from Israel, has become well-known on the Internet thanks to her hairless dark skin and enlarged head which make her look like a cute bat. 

Lucy suffers from a condition called hydrocephalus, which means spinal fluid is not absorbed by her body and it accumulates around the brain instead.

Thanks to her unique look, Lucy has gained tens of thousands of followers on social media.

Owner and computer programmer Zilla Bergamini, 44, said: “Lucy was born with hydrocephalus and it made her skull weird because she had a lot of pressure when she was tiny.

“Eventually, her body managed to keep the pressure to a minimum so she never really experienced neurological issues.

“Right now her life is basically normal.”

Zilla posts pictures and videos of playful Lucy online, and the cat has been receiving love from people all over the world. 

“I am in love with Lucy” one user commented.

Another one said: “This cat generates a minute of joy and cuteness and laugh in this world.”