US tabby cat, 26 (or 120 cat years), claims the ti­tle of world’s old­est moggy

The China Post - - LIFE -

Who needs nine lives? Cor­duroy the cat seems to be get­ting the most out of this one, hav­ing re­cently turned a record-set­ting 26 years old — or ap­prox­i­mately 120 “cat years.”

Newly crowned by the Guin­ness Book of World Records as the world’s old­est liv­ing cat, Cor­duroy was feted on Fri­day by his owner, Ash­ley Reed Okura.

“We are thrilled! I bought Cor­duroy a mouse to celebrate,” she wrote. “It is won­der­ful to share him with the world.”

Cor­duroy was born on Aug. 1, 1989. He took over the longevity ti­tle from Tif­fany Two, who lived for 27 years, two months and 20 days be­fore pass­ing away this spring.

Cor­duroy has a way to go, how­ever, be­fore he de­thrones the all­time record holder of world’s old­est cat.

That ti­tle-hold­ing tabby, Creme Puff, born in 1967, lived an as­tound­ing 38 years and three days, more than twice the 14-year life span of the av­er­age cat.

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