Guinness World Records Thursday announced on Twitter about a new record set by a British cat, Flossie, as the “oldest living cat” with an age of 26 years 329 days, which is nearly equivalent to 120 human years.
According to the Guinness World Records report, the feline is currently with its owner Vicki Green in the British town of Orpington. Flossie is in good health though poorly sighted and also deaf, the report further said.
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According to report, Flossie became homeless in 2022 after her previous owner’s situation forced him to make the difficult decision to hand over his cat to volunteers at Cats Protection, a UK charity dedicated to rescuing and rehoming stray, unwanted, or homeless cats. Green later adopted Flossie, unlike many other owners who only choose young and healthy pets.
“We were flabbergasted when we saw that Flossie’s vet records showed her to be 27 years old,” said Naomi Rosling, Cats Protection’s Branch Coordinator . “She is the oldest cat I have ever met – around 120 human years”, she added.
The cat is always playful and curious despite her disabilities, according to her new owner, as stated by the Guinness World Record.
According to the BBC, Vicki Green described Flossie as an “amazing cat” and stated, “I knew from the start that Flossie was a special cat”.
The oldest cat ever to live is Creme Puff, who outlives Flossie by a decade, according to Guinness World Records. It was born on August 3, 1967, in Texas, and died on August 6, 2005 at the age of 38 years and 3 days.