World World’s Longest Cat Measures Nearly Four Feet in Length

08:25  18 may  2017
08:25  18 may  2017 Source:   Newsweek

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1 (UPI) -- A massive cat in the United Kingdom earned the Guinness World Record for the longest domestic cat (living). Ludo, the Maine Coon, measures about 3 feet and 11 According to Gill, Ludo has a lazy personality and his considerable length makes him slightly more clumsy than other cats .

The world ' s longest cat - measuring in at over a whopping four feet in length - has died of cancer at the age of eight. Stewie, a Maine Coon whose full name is Mymains Stewart Gilligan, died in Reno, Nevada, on Monday.

Omar, a Maine coon cat, measures nearly four feet in length, likely making him the world's longest cat.: omar-maine-coon© omar_mainecoon omar-maine-coon

Meet Omar the cat. He is a breed known as a Maine coon cat, owned by Stephy Hirst, of Melbourne, Australia. He may be the world’s longest cat.

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Hirst told the BBC that Omar measures 3 feet 11 inches (120 centimeters) in length, which would make him the longest cat in the world. The current record-holder is a cat named Ludo, from West Yorkshire in the United Kingdom, who measures 3 feet 10.59 inches (118.33 centimeters). Hirst says she has submitted the measurements to Guinness but the record hasn’t yet been confirmed.

Omar has a unique diet, as his owners feed him raw kangaroo meat for dinner. "We buy human-grade kangaroo meat at the supermarket," Hirst told the BBC. "It's the only meat we could find that he actually wants to eat."

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Guinness World Records declared Stewie, named for the character from Family Guy, the world ' s longest cat in August 2010, measuring 4 feet from the tip of his nose to the tip of his tail. Scroll down for video. Furry friend: Stewie, pictured in 2009, shows off his extraordinary length with his owner

If you think your pet is special, check out Omar the cat . Omar is a Maine Coon who is possibly the longest cat in the world . Is This Kitty the Longest Cat in the World ?! This cat is nearly four feet long !

One year ago... I think I have grown since then! #mainecoon #instacoon #mainecoonsofinstagram #mainecoonsofaustralia #mainecoonsofmelbourne #catsofmelbourne #catsofaustralia #catsofinstagram #instacat #catoftheday #gingercat #mainecoon_feature

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The Maine coon cat has received a lot of attention since Hirst started an Instagram account for Omar, which currently has nearly 21,000 followers. "He hasn't really been coping with all the attention," Hirst told the BBC. "He had a little bit of a meltdown this morning."

Why are Maine coon cats so big, and where do they come from? Other than originating from Maine, very little is known of how they came to be. There is a widespread though biologically-impossible legend that they resulted from a cross between a domesticated cat and a racoon (or a cat and a bobcat). Another myth is that they are the descendants of cats brought to Maine by Vikings, before the arrival of Christopher Columbus. And a third story is that they derive from a limited number of cats raised by Marie Antoinette, which were spirited out of France during the French Revolution.

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1 (UPI) — A massive cat in the United Kingdom earned the Guinness World Record for the longest domestic cat (living). Ludo, the Maine Coon, measures about 3 feet and 11 According to Gill, Ludo has a lazy personality and his considerable length makes him slightly more clumsy than other cats .

Stewie, a 5-year-old Maine Coon, has been accepted by Guinness World Records as the world ' s longest cat at 48.5 inches. Big Jake, here with his owner Jerry Gilbert, measures in at nearly 6 feet , 11 inches, which is 2.75 inches taller than the previous record-holder.

I have grown! I am now more than twice as big as Penny! #mainecoonsofinsta #mainecoon #sheltie #shetlandsheepdog #instacoon #instasheltie #sheltiesofinstagram

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Regardless of their exact origin, breeders have selected for them to be large, and this process continues, explaining why they are getting larger, and why they are the longest domestic cats. In case you were wondering, the largest living non-domesticated cat is a liger—a cross of a tigress and a male lion—named Hercules who lives at wildlife reserve in South Carolina. He measures 10 feet 11 inches in length, stands four feet 1 inches at the shoulder, and weighs 922 pounds.

Australia is known for its bizarre and unique animals. Not far outside Melbourne lived the oldest and perhaps largest wombat, known as “Fat Pat from Ballarat.” Pat unfortunately passed in mid-April at 31 years of age and weighed 88 pounds.

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Stewie has been named by the Guinness Book as the longest cat in the world . We haven’t been able to confirm if a single f**k was given by the cat about the entire world record thing. Via: RGJ, Discovery.

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Hello friends! I will be going live here on Instagram and my mum will answer any questions you have tomorrow (Monday May 15) at 8am AEST - which will be Sunday night for many of my international friends :)

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