26-year-old feline in US crowned world's oldest living cat

26-year-old feline in US crowned world's oldest living cat

A 26-year-old feline in the US has become the world's oldest living cat, Guinness World Records has said.

Corduroy, who lives with his owner Ashley Reed Okura in Oregon, has turned 26 years old - an impressive age considering domesticated cats have an average lifespan of 15 years.

The record-breaking feline previously held the title back in 2014, but lost out when the owners of Tiffany Two submitted a claim for the title.

With Tiffany Two recently passing away at the age of 27 years, 2 months and 20 days, the record is now back in the hands of Corduroy.

Born on August 1, 1989, Corduroy and his owner Ashley have been companions since he was a tiny kitten and she was just seven years old.

"We are thrilled! I bought Corduroy a mouse to celebrate...it is wonderful to share him with the world," Ashley said, on learning about her pet's achievement.

The Oldest cat ever, Creme Puff, was born in 1967 and lived until 2005 - an incredible 38 years and 3 days (more than double the average life expectancy of the species).

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