Meet Flossie, the oldest cat on the planet according to Guinness World Records

Author: Clark Tos
2022-11-24 17:17:02

Flossie is not a pet like the others. The reason ? He was officially recognized by Guinness World Records as the oldest cat in the world.

The record for the oldest cat in the world is attributed to Flossie, an adorable tom from south-east London (England). In any case, this is what the Guinness World des Records .

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The oldest cat in the world is 26 years old

From the top of her 26 years (the equivalent of 120 years in human age), the cat with the two-tone coat has known several owners. According to the organization, the furball spent the first years of its life on the streets, near a hospital.

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Luckily, she was picked up by a kind-hearted employee. They lived together for ten years until the woman died. For her part, Flossie found a new home with the sister of the deceased for 14 years.

Upon her death, the cat was entrusted to an animal shelter before being placed with Vicki Green, her new owner. The one who is used to taking care of elderly cats has forged very strong bonds with the feline.

« I knew from the start that Flossie was a special animal, but I never imagined that I would share my home with a Guinness World Records title holder. “, explained the young woman to our colleagues from the BBC.

Photo credit: Guinness World Records

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Despite her advanced age and her health problems (deafness, vision problems), the cat crunches life to the fullest: “ She's so affectionate and playful, it's especially amazing when you remember her age. ».

Source : BBC