The oldest living cat in the world
Corduroy is the new “oldest living cat,” according to Guinness World Records
He lives in Oregon with Ashley Reed Okura, and, at 26 years old, he’s the oldest documented living cat in the world, Guinness World Records officials confirmed this week.
Corduroy was born on Aug. 1 , 1989. He has a penchant for chasing mice and eating cheddar cheese, Reuters reported.
The lifespan for most indoor cats ranges between 13 and 17 years. Reed Okura has owned Corduroy since she was 7 years old and he was just a kitten, according to Guinness. Officials confirmed the cat’s age shortly after his birthday.
“The secret has been allowing him to be a cat – hunting and getting plenty of love,” Reed Okura said in a statement.
While Corduroy holds the title for oldest cat, an older cat could very well be living on this planet, Guinness spokeswoman Kristen Ott told Reuters. An owner has to submit documentation to prove a cat’s age, such as recordings throughout the years and witness statements, the wire service reported.
Corduroy held the title of oldest living cat in 2014 but lost it when the owners of another cat, Tiffany Two, proved their pet was older. Tiffany Two died at the age of 27.
The title of oldest cat that’s ever lived belongs to an Austin cat named Crème Puff who died on Aug. 6, 2005 at the ripe old age of 38. Her owner, Jake Perry, also owned a previous record holder, Grandpa Rex Allen.