Flossie, the oldest living cat in the world, is almost 27 years old



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Flossie, aged nearly 27 – the feline equivalent of 120 human years, according to Guinness World Records – has been crowned the world’s oldest living cat.

The British brown and black cat received official recognition from Guinness World Records on Thursday at the record age of 26 years and 329 days, according to a news release. Although he cannot see and hear well, he is said to be in good health.

“I knew from the start that Flossie was a special cat, but I didn’t expect to be sharing my home with a world record holder,” said owner Vicki Green, who adopted her after the older pet was handed over to a British cat. welfare charity Cats Protection in August.

“She’s so kind and playful, especially sweet when you remember how old she is. I am extremely proud that Cats Protection matched me with such an amazing cat,” she added.

Flossie has been in several homes since living as a stray kitten near the Merseyside Hospital in Liverpool, North West England, in the first months of her life in 1995.

She was taken in by a hospital worker, with whom she lived for 10 years before her owner died. Flossie was taken in by her late owner’s sister. After 14 years, her second owner died. She was then with the son of her second owner for three years before being entrusted to the volunteers at Cat Protection.

It was then that word of her incredible age began to spread and the journey to confirm her record began.

“We were amazed to see that Flossie’s vet records showed her to be 27 years old,” Naomi Rosling, the charity’s branch co-ordinator, said in a statement.

Most cat owners prefer to adopt a much younger cat, with older animals often living out their final days in shelters, the report said.

“I’ve always wanted to give senior cats a comfortable later life,” said Green, who hopes Flossie’s story will encourage potential cat owners to provide shelter for older pets.

Flossie is usually found curled up in her favorite yellow blanket.

The oldest cat that ever lived, Crème Puff, reached the age of 38 years and three days. They died on August 6, 2005.

Former oldest living dog Pebbles died on October 3, five months before the toy fox terrier’s 23rd birthday. Gino Wolf, who lives with his owner in Los Angeles, is the current record holder at the age of 22 years and 2 months.

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