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Corduroy the Cat, 26, Holds World's Oldest Living Feline Guinness Record

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By    |   Friday, 14 Aug 2015 12:05 PM

Oregon feline Corduroy is the world’s oldest living cat at 26 years of age, taking the title back from Tiffany Two, who died recently at just a little over 27 years old.

Guinness World Records said Corduroy, born Aug. 1, 1989, has been with his owner, Ashley Reed Okura, since she was seven years old and he was just a tiny kitten.

Corduroy has held the title in 2014, but lost it when Tiffany Two’s owners proved their cat to be older.

Turning 26 on Aug. 1 puts Corduroy in a rare category of cats that live significantly longer than the expected lifespan of 15 years, Guinness reported.

"We are thrilled," Okura told Guinness. "I bought Corduroy a mouse to celebrate. It is wonderful to share him with the world."

"The secret has been allowing him to be a cat — hunting and getting plenty of love!" Okura told Guinness. "Growing up on 160 acres in Oregon, I allowed Corduroy to roam the ranch freely, so he always gets lots of exercise."



"Nevertheless, Corduroy is still a few years off the oldest cat ever, Crème Puff, who was born in 1967 and lived until 2005 — an incredible 38 years and 3 days," Guinness said.

Unlike the cat title, the current title for oldest living dog is currently unclaimed, according to CNN.

There is no Guinness-approved "oldest living dog" at the moment, Guinness spokeswoman Kristin Ott said. The title was previously held by Jake, a rat terrier who was 21 years old on July 21. But Jake died on July 27.

A Guinness spokesperson said people are welcome to fill out an application for that title but the dog must be at least 21 years old.



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