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Meet Flossie, 26, Named World's Oldest Cat by Guinness World Records

Fri 25 Nov 2022 | 04:03 PM
Yara Sameh

Shortly before her 27th birthday, Flossie — a British black and brown cat — was named the world's oldest living cat by the Guinness Book of World Records. 

The feline received official recognition at 26 years and 329 days old — which is approximately 120 years old in human years, according to the record-breaking reference book. Flossie World

"I knew from the start that Flossie was a special cat, but I didn't imagine I'd share my home with a world record holder," her current owner, Vicki Green, told the Guinness Book of World Records website.

Despite the elderly black and brown kitty looking perfect in appearance, she has poor eyesight and is deaf. But aside from that, Flossie is in good health. 

She added: “She is so affectionate, playful, and sweet, especially when you remember how old she is. I’m immensely proud that Cats Protection matched me with such an amazing cat,".

Flossie was born in 1995 and has been living in a colony of stray cats near a Merseyside hospital when two workers took pity on them and each homed a cat.

Her owner died after 10 years but Flossie was taken in by her sister, where she stayed for another 14 years until the new owner also died.

For the next three years, the feline lived with the sister’s son, until his situation forced him to take his pet to the Cats Protection charity in Kent last year.

Flossie was given a new life when the charity matched her to a loving new home with Green, who has experience caring for older cats and the same age as her new pet.

While the feline currently holds the old age honor, the oldest cat to have ever lived was named Crème Puff, who reached age 38 years and three days and died on August 6, 2005.