The Guinness World Record-breaking cats

Tuesday, 28/03/2023, 10:09 (GMT+7)

In the animal world, cats are one of the species that hold the most Guinness World Records.

1. The Guinness record for the longest cat

In 2010, Mymains Stewart Gilligan, also known as Stewie, measuring 123cm, set the Guinness record for the longest cat ever. Thanks to his unique appearance, Stewie participated in many cats shows around the world.

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Cat Stewie won the Guinness World Record - Photo: Getty Images


His owner, Robin Hendrickson, is from Reno, Nevada (USA). "Stewie is like a child to us. We hope he can grow even bigger and be known by more people. And most importantly, I hope he can make people laugh with his one-of-a-kind appearance," said Robin.

However, Stewie passed away in January 2013.

2. The Guinness record for the tallest cat 

Arcturus Aldebaran Powers is the tallest house cat according to the Guinness World Records. Arcturus is owned by Will Power, the chairman of Ferndale Cat Shelter in Michigan, USA.

Arcturus' height was confirmed by the Guinness organization in the 2018 edition of the Guinness World Records. At the time, the cat's height was measured at 48.4cm, and weighed around 13.6kg.

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The tallest cat in the world - Photo: MLive

Arcturus Aldebaran Powers is a Savannah breed cat, fed on a special diet designed by the owner, who are all family doctors.

Like many other eye-catching cats, Arcturus has participated in several local events for the community in general and cat lovers in particular.

Will Power said that Arcturus is a friendly and confident Savannah cat who likes to pose for photos. The donations collected during these events are all donated to local charitable organizations.

3. The Guinness record for The most multi-talented cat

In 2021, 8-year-old cat Alexis owned by Anika Moritz (Austria) broke the record for the most tricks performed by a cat in one minute. In total, in 60 seconds, the cat could jump, high-five, spin, roll, and even ride a skateboard.

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Alexis cat and her owner - Photo: GUINNESS

Previously, this record was held by the cat Didga of Robert Dollwet (USA). Didga had performed 24 tricks in one minute and was known as an Instagram "star." Didga's skateboarding skills made the local people excited and often created a craze among the cat lovers' community on social media.

4. The Guinness for the cat jump the longest

On January 30, 2018, a cat named "Waffle the Warrior Cat" performed an incredible jump, leaping a distance of 213.36cm and setting a new Guinness World Record.

At the time of the record-breaking jump, the cat was 10 years old. The owner of the cat, located in California, believed there was no special training secret for their pet, but discovered the feline's talent for long jumps at an early age.

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"Waffle the Warrior Cat" -Photo: GUINNESS

"Waffle the Warrior Cat's" achievement surpassed the previous record by a significant distance. On October 27, 2013, a cat named Alley - owned by Samantha Martin in Texas (USA) - earned the Guinness World Record title for the farthest jump by a cat, measuring 182.88cm.

Samantha stated that Alley was previously a weak kitten and setting the world record was a process of training. "At the beginning, we helped Alley jump one step at a time, gradually it became the star it is today," Samantha said.

5. The Guinness for the most popular cat 

The Japanese cat named Motimaru has been awarded the Guinness World Record in the category of "Most viewed cat on YouTube". At the time of receiving the title (September 2021), the cat's videos had attracted over 619 million views.

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Motimaru cat - Photo: YOUTUBE

Motimaru's owner said that the first videos of the cat were shared with the audience on YouTube when the cat was only 50 days old. The image of an innocent yet confident and lively cat attracted a lot of viewers.

A year later, Motimaru quickly became a "star". Many videos of Motimaru can attract 1 million views in just one day.

6. The Guinness for the longest-lived cat 

In 2022, a cat named Flossie, born in the UK, set the Guinness World Record for the longest-living cat. As of the record's recognition, Flossie had lived for almost 27 years, equivalent to about 120 human years.

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Flossie holds the Guinness record for the oldest living cat - Photo: GUINNESS

Flossie was previously handed over to a charity organization specializing in cat protection for care because her owner was no longer able to care for her. The coordinator of the receiving organization said she was very surprised when she looked at Flossie's veterinary records and saw that she was almost 27 years old.

Currently, Flossie is still being cared for and in good health.