At 26, Corduroy Takes the Title of World’s Oldest Living Cat

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2015 has been an amazing year for many people and pets, especially a cat named Corduroy from Oregon. Fox28 reports that this gorgeous feline now holds the Guinness World Record for the oldest living cat at age 26!

According to Fox, the year was 1989 when Ashley Okura of Sisters, OR picked out a kitten (she was only 6 ½-years-old at the time). Corduroy’s brother, Batman, also came home with Ashley’s family that day. Batman lived to be 19.

Setting the record
Kim Patrick, a representative from Guinness World Records spoke about what it takes to earn the record, reports Fox28, “In the case of the cat, it was a birth certificate, it was statement from the veterinarian who has been treating the cat its entire life, along with photos of the cat throughout the years.”

So what's his secret?
Fox reports that Ashley has an idea about what keeps Corduroy going. She explains, "I think letting him roam the property and catch critters and get exercise has kept him really young looking." We couldn’t agree more. Here are some great exercising tips for your senior companion >>

According to, Corduroy is a Maine Coon cat and the lifespan of his breed averages between 12 and 15 years. He’s on his way to doubling that! Here are some cool facts about Maine Coons >>

Corduroy’s amazing age is literally off the charts! He is about 120-years-old in people years. Find out how old your cat really is with this chart! >>

If you have any questions or concerns, you should always visit or call your veterinarian -- they are your best resource to ensure the health and well-being of your pets.

26-year-old Oregon cat dubbed world's oldest

SISTERS, Ore., Aug. 14 (UPI) -- An Oregon cat that turned 26-years-old Aug. 1 has reclaimed the title of the world's oldest living cat, Guinness World Records confirmed.

The record-keeping organization said Corduroy, owned by Ashley Reed Okura of Sisters, Ore., held the title of the world's oldest living cat in 2014, but surrendered the title when a cat named Tiffany Two was found to be older.

Tiffany Two died recently at the age of 27 years, 2 months and 20 days, giving the title back to Corduroy.

Corduroy, who is a little more than four months older than pop star Taylor Swift, has been with Okura since he was a kitten.

"We are thrilled! I bought Corduroy a mouse to celebrate . it is wonderful to share him with the world," Okura said.

30-Year-Old Siamese from Texas Is Now the World's Oldest Living Cat

Born March 26, 1986, Scooter lives with his owner Gail Floyd in Mansfield, Texas

Scooter is old and purr-oud of it.

The Siamese cat from Mansfield, Texas, has been crowned by Guinness World Records as the world’s Oldest Living Cat. The 30-year-old replaces 26-year-old Corduroy from Sisters, Oregon, who previously held the prestigious title.

Born March 26, 1986, Scooter lives with his owner Gail Floyd, who was there the day the kitten was born, according to a press release from Guinness World Records, which says the cat has lived with her ever since.

As it turns out, the cat’s old age isn’t the only interesting thing about Scooter.

“He likes to see new places and he likes people,” says Floyd, who has taken the feline to 45 of the 50 U.S. states.

The kitty is a hit with seniors of the human kind, too, as he frequently pays visits to the nursing home where Floyd’s mom lives.

Even with all the miles he’s traveled, life hasn’t always been a cake walk for Scooter. At just 4 weeks old the cat lost his mother, and in October 2014, he broke his leg and has been undergoing medical testing and treatment ever since. Despite all that, though, his veterinarians say, “Scooter is quite an amazing cat, with a strong will to live.”

It sounds like the will to look good is also strong with this senior cat: he actually enjoys getting blow dried after a bath!

Introducing the Oldest Living Cat on the Planet

The record-setting furball was born in 1989.

Guinness World Records has declared an Oregon cat the oldest living member of his species.

His name is Corduroy, and he turned 26 on the first of this month. The previous title holder, Tiffany Two, lived for 27 years, 2 months and 20 days. She passed away in June.

Raised on a 160-acre ranch, Corduroy has been with his owner, Ashley Reed Okura, since he was a kitten and she was 7 years old. Corduroy gets lots of exercise and plenty of sunshine—Okura has always allowed him to roam freely when he goes outside. His favorite food is mice, but he's had to cut back lately due to health concerns, Guinness World Records reports. He's also been known to snack on the occasional fallen bird.

The secret to her beloved pet's longevity, according to Okura, is allowing him to be a cat, letting him hunt, and giving him plenty of love. Good genes deserve some credit, too: Corduroy's brother lived to be 19. The average lifespan of a domestic cat is 15 years.

The oldest cat that ever existed, Crème Puff, born in 1967, lived for an amazing 38 years and 3 days.

Want more of Corduroy? Check out this video starring him and some of the world's other highly memorable cats:

Spotlight: Corduroy is crowned the oldest living cat


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World's oldest living cat is over 100 years old and still going strong

Cat lovers, if you've got an adorable little ball of fur at home that you think is actual cat goals -- this age old kitty more than likely has you beat. She's gorgeous, fabulous and is known as the oldest living cat in the world. Corduroy the cat, is living proof that some things only get better with age.

At 121-years-old, he's has aged oh so gracefully, just like fine wine. And in case you're wondering, that's 26-years-old in human years! Pretty impressive, right? Officially recognized as the world's oldest cat by Guinness World Records, Corduroy has certainly exceeded the life expectancy of a cat by more than 10 years.

According to the Dodo, his owner Ashley Okura, first met Corduroy when he was just a kitten in 1989. In true cat lover fashion, she's spent almost every year since with her beloved kitty. Talk about pet/owner goals!

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She also revealed to the Dodo that she believes the secret to Corduroy's long-lived life was his freedom to play and explore in the wilderness. "I honestly believe that by keeping Corduroy's claws he was able to defend himself and go hunting outside. I think it's good for the cat's mental health to go outside and feel like a cat," she said.

But the most remarkable part of the story isn't that he's been crowned the world's oldest cat, it's that he's been crowned it TWICE. In 2014, he was stripped of his initial title when a then 26-year-old cat named Tiffany II was honored. Guinness World Records finally re-named Corduroy the world's oldest cat this summer, after Tiffany II passed away.

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