Exercise, hunting, and a active mind contribute to this cat’s longevity
Dogs may rule the hearts of their owners as loyal and living creatures but it seems that cats are the ones that rule the internet. In this case it’s a very old cat – 26 year-old Corduroy, who has been officially declared as the oldest cat in the world by Guinness World Records.
“The oldest cat living is Corduroy (b. 1 August 1989), aged 25 years 339 days as of 6 July 2015.”
That’s equivalent to about 121 human years!
Considering Corduroy’s age, one would think that this cat’s days would be filled with catnap after catnap. Well, that is certainly not the case! Corduroy simply defies every rule in the book when it comes to age, jumping around and enjoying his outings like he’s half as old as he really is.
Reed Okura adopted the male, long-haired Corduroy from a Oregon shelter when she was seven years old and they’ve been together ever since. When asked to comment about Corduroy’s long and healthy life thus far Okura said,
“I strongly believe the key to his longevity is the fact we did not declaw him and allowed him to go outside. He was able to defend himself and exercise his body and mind by hunting.”
Apparently Corduroy had a brother, named Batman, that lived until the ripe old age of 19, so having great genes might also be a contributing factor.
Corduroy is enjoying the fame that celebrity brings, allowing his followers to live vicariously through him via his Instagram account.
Followers get to see Corduroy’s expressive face in images, and also videos of him in action displaying his youthful athleticism. As you will see, life is good for Corduroy.