#DidYouKnow: Tabby, 26, claims title of world’s oldest cat

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Corduroy, the new "oldest living cat" according to Guinness World Records, is shown in Sister, Oregon, in this undated handout photo provided by the Guinness World Records on August 13, 2015. The Oregon cat with a fondness for sharp cheddar and catching mice has become the oldest pet feline in the world at 26 years and 13 days, Guinness World Records officials said on Thursday. REUTERS/Guinness World Book of Records/Handout via Reuters   ATTENTION EDITORS - NO SALES. NO ARCHIVES. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Who needs nine lives? Corduroy the cat seems to be getting the most out of this one, having recently turned a record-setting 26 years old — or approximately 120 “cat years.”

Newly crowned by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s oldest living cat, Corduroy was feted on Friday by his owner, Ashley Reed Okura.

“We are thrilled! I bought Corduroy a mouse to celebrate,” she wrote. “It is wonderful to share him with the world.”

Corduroy was born on August 1, 1989. He took over the longevity title from Tiffany Two, who lived for 27 years, two months and 20 days before passing away this spring.

Corduroy has a way to go, however, before he dethrones the all-time record holder of world’s oldest cat.

That title-holding tabby, Creme Puff, born in 1967, lived an astounding 38 years and three days, more than twice the 14-year life span of the average cat.

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