RECORD-SETTING FELINES: THE BIG, THE SMALL AND THE MANY-TOED!
We’re always amazed when we hear about felines whose stories and personalities are larger than life, which got us thinking…
Six Amazing World-Record-Setting Cats
Your cat may be the most adorable feline in the world, but these cats are the official Guinness World Record holders for a number of other remarkable traits.
1. World’s Oldest Living Cat
Scooter, a 30-year-old Siamese cat from Mansfield, Texas, was the oldest living cat on record until he passed away in April 2016, just before his title was conferred by Guinness. Afterwards, the title was given to Corduroy of Oregon, who recently celebrated his 28th birthday!
2. World’s Oldest Cat Ever
The oldest cat ever was Creme Puff of Austin, Texas, who passed away in 2005 at the age of 38.
3. World’s Furriest Cat
Sophie, from Oceanside, California, holds the record for longest hair on a cat, with her fur measuring in at 10.11 inches long.
4. World’s Heaviest Cat Ever
Himmy is the heaviest ever recorded cat in the world, weighing in at a staggering 21.3kg (46.8lbs). He lived in Cairns, Australia.
5. World’s Smallest Cat Ever
The smallest cat in the world was a Blue Point Himalayan from the USA named Tinker Toy. Tinker Toy was just 2¾ inches tall and 7½ inches long and weighed 1lb and 8oz.
6. World’s Biggest Cat
This record is actually for the longest cat, because the world’s biggest cat is a Liger (lion x tigress hybrid) named Hercules. The world’s longest domestic cat is a Maine Coon in South Yorkshire, England named Ludo and he is 3 ft. 10.59 in. long.
You may not own the world’s oldest cat or the smallest cat in the world, but all cats are amazing in their own ways! Some are just a little more so than others.