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Think of your own dear, departed felines. When did they leave you? 14? 16? 18?! Corduroy has them beat: At 26 years (and 13 days!), Guinness World Records just crowned this sweet guy Earth's oldest cat.
Corduroy reclaimed this Guinness World Records title after another cat's passing. http://cnn.it/1L9zyL8Posted by CNN on Thursday, August 13, 2015
Corduroy reclaimed this Guinness World Records title after another cat's passing. http://cnn.it/1L9zyL8
Maybe he got to this ripe old age because of his idyllic living conditions. According to Reuters, Corduroy spends a lot of time outside in rural Sisters, OR, outside of Bend. And he's lived with owner Ashley Reed Okura since he was a kitten and she was only seven years old. "The secret has been allowing him to be a cat--hunting and getting plenty of love," the proud owner said in a statement.
Or it could be the cheese. Corduroy has a soft spot for Cheddar, which he works off by chasing mice in typical feline fashion, say Guinness officials.
Despite his achievement, he's not the oldest cat who ever lived. That honor, say Guinness records, most recently belonged to Tiffany, a San Diego kitty who survived 204 days past her 26th birthday. And Guinness recognizes that there could be an even more senior cat pawing around the planet; Corduroy is just the oldest pet cat whose owner provided enough videos and testimonies proving his age.
This week's Spotlight video: Check out Corduroy the new holder of the oldest living cat world recordPosted by Guinness World Records on Thursday, August 13, 2015
This week's Spotlight video: Check out Corduroy the new holder of the oldest living cat world record
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