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This is a list of the oldest cats in the world, listed by reported age, all of whom have attained the minimum age of 25 years. Aging in cats depends on breed, size and diet.

Some of the ages reported here are approximate. Others are based on estimates or hearsay. Few of them have been confirmed by any authoritative agency.

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Oldest cats by reported ageEdit

Rank Name Birth date Death date Reported age Breed Sex Country Ref Notes
1 Creme Puff August 3, 1967 August 6, 2005 38 years, 3 days Tabby mix female United States [1][2][3] Same owner as Granpa Rexs Allen
2 Baby 1970 March 2008 38 years Black DSH male United States [4][5]
3 Puss November 28, 1903 November 29, 1939 36 years, 1 day Tabby male United Kingdom [6]
4 Ma November 5, 1957 34 years, 5 months Tabby DSH female United Kingdom [7][8]
5 Granpa Rexs Allen February 1, 1964 April 1, 1998 34 years, 2 months Sphynx-Devon Rex male United States [9][10][11] Age reported as 26 in 1996 newspaper article, then as 33 at death in 1998; owner later claimed to have "miscalculated" age[12]
6 Sarah March 1982 September 2015 33 years, 6 months female New Zealand [13][14]
7 Miez Maz c. 1979 February 2012 33 years male Switzerland [15]
8 Nutmeg 1985 August 29, 2017 32 years Tabby male United Kingdom [16][17]
9 Kitty June 1989 31 years, 11 months Black DSH female United Kingdom [18] Oldest recorded feline mother; gave birth to a litter of 2 kittens at the age of 30.
10 Spike May 1970 July 2001 31 years, 2 months longhair (orange and white) male United Kingdom [19][20]
11 Sasha 1986 33 years Tortoiseshell cat female Northern Ireland [21]
12 Whiskey August 1, 1985 September 11, 2015 30 years, 41 days Black and white DSH male United Kingdom [22]
13 Henry March 1986 30 years Tabby male United Kingdom [23]
14 Rubble April 1988 30 years Maine Coon male England [24]
15 Scooter March 26, 1986 April 2016 30 years Siamese cat male United States [25]
16 Missan 1985 29 years female Sweden [26]
17 Squeak 1987 29 years Calico cat female United States [27][28]
18 Cola November 1985 28 years Black cat female United Kingdom [29]
19 Soot 1987 28 years Black cat male Canada [30]
20 Tattie May 5, 1991 28 years Calico cat female Canada [31][32]
21 Tiffany Two March 13, 1988 May 22, 2015 27 years, 70 days Tortoiseshell cat female United States [33]
22 Wadsworth March 6, 1986 27 years Black and white DSH male United Kingdom [34]
23 Banjo 1989 27 years male United Kingdom [35] Reference indicates year of birth could be as late as 1991.
24 Kataleena Lady March 11, 1977 27 years Burmese cat Australia [36][37]
25 Tammy March 1990 26 years, 26 days Black-and-white longhair female United Kingdom
26 Hobo 1986 26 years White DSH female United States [38]
27 Corduroy August 1, 1989 October 2016 27 years Tabby male United States [39][40][41]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Guinness World Records 2010. Bantam; Reprint edition. 2010. p. 320. ISBN 978-0-553-59337-2. The oldest cat ever was Creme Puff, who was born on August 3, 1967 and lived until August 6, 2005–38 years and 3 days in total.
  2. ^ Oldest cat ever, Guinness World Records Corporate, retrieved 20 April 2012
  3. ^ Warren, Jessica (Oct 23, 2009). "Caterack Dies – World's Oldest Cat Was 30!". The National Ledger. Archived from the original on 9 May 2012. Retrieved 18 January 2018. A report from MSNBC News notes that the oldest cat ever recorded was a 38-year-old feline named Creme Puff, according to a rep from Guinness World Records.
  4. ^ "37-Year Old Cat Still Going Strong". Farm Show. 31 (5): 24. 2007. Baby won the oldest cat entry in a recent contest held by Cat Fancy magazine. Palusky's main evidence of Baby's age is a photo of him when he was 3; the photo is dated 1973
  5. ^ "The Feline Fountain of Youth". Cat Fancy. 51 (8): 10. 2008.
  6. ^ McWhirter, Norris (1990). Guinness 1990 Book of World Records. Bantam Books. p. 65. ISBN 0553284525. The oldest cat ever recorded was probably the tabby "Puss," owned by Mrs T. Holway of Clayhidon, Devon, England, who celebrated his 36th birthday on Nov 28, 1939 and died the next day
  7. ^ McWhirter, Norris (1990). Guinness 1990 Book of World Records. Bantam Books. p. 65. ISBN 0553284525.
  8. ^ Wood, Gerald. Guinness Book of Pet Records. Sterling. p. 78. ISBN 0851122957. The greatest reliable age recorded for a cat is 34 years 5 months for a female tabby named 'Ma' owned by Mrs Alice St George Moore
  9. ^ Maggitti, Phil (April–May 2009). "Owners/History: Granpa Rexs Allen". Sphynx Breeders / Enthusiast Newsletter. Archived from the original on January 31, 2013.
  10. ^ "Granpa Rexs Allen - 32 Year old Sphynx cat - 1999 Cat of the Year". CNN News. 1999. CNN. He's often mistaken for a Chihuahua but this is the nation's oldest known cat who has well outlived his nine lives. Meet Granpa Rexs Allen - part Rex, part Sphynx - celebrating his 32nd birthday. That's 32 in human years, 165 in cat years.
  11. ^ Couch, Christina (December 15, 2015). "How to Raise a 165-Year-Old Cat". Atlas Obscura.
  12. ^ Maggitti, Phil (April–May 2009). "Owners/History: Granpa Rexs Allen". Sphynx Breeders / Enthusiast Newsletter. Archived from the original on January 31, 2013. In noting his passing, the Austin American-Statesman began, “Grandpa Rexs Allen, possibly the oldest cat in the United States at 33, died Wednesday morning at his Austin home. His owner said the cause of death was pneumonia.” The article also mentioned that “Perry had hoped to get Grandpa into the Guinness Book of Records. The oldest cat in that book is an English feline that died at 34. Perry still thinks Grandpa may get into the book - he said he might have miscalculated the cat's age, and Grandpa may have been 34 already.” Eager to learn how Granpa, who had been a reported 26 and an estimated 31 in 1996, had gotten to be 33 just two years later, Cats & Kittens spoke with Jake Perry last spring.
  13. ^ O'Callaghan, Jody (June 13, 2013). "Plucky Sarah may be NZ's oldest cat". Stuff.co.nz.
  14. ^ O'Callaghan, Jody (September 9, 2015). "Kiwi cat vying for oldest moggy record dies". Stuff.co.nz.
  15. ^ "One of world's oldest cats mistakenly put down by vet". February 14, 2012.
  16. ^ Jeeves, Paul (January 28, 2016). "Meet the world's OLDEST cat: Nutmeg the grumpy tabby who is going strong at 31-years-old". Daily Express.
  17. ^ World’s oldest cat dies at the age of 32 (that’s 144 in cat years), Metro, retrieved September 15, 2017
  18. ^ McWhirter, Norris (1995). The Guinness Book of Records 1996. Random House. p. 63. ISBN 0553542273.
  19. ^ Allred, Alexandra Powe (2005). Cats' Most Wanted: The Top 10 Book of Mysterious Mousers, Talented Tabbies, and Feline Oddities. Potomac Books, Inc. p. 218. ISBN 1-57488-858-7.
  20. ^ "World's oldest cat dies". BBC News. July 11, 2001.
  21. ^ Deeney, Donna (July 21, 2017). "Northern Ireland cat Sasha could be world's oldest at 31". Belfast Telegraph.
  22. ^ "Whiskey, 'world's oldest' cat, dies aged 30 in Buckinghamshire". The Daily Telegraph. September 14, 2015.
  23. ^ Anderson, Stuart (May 30, 2016). "Could this Norwich cat be the oldest feline in the world?". Eastern Daily Press.
  24. ^ "World's oldest cat celebrates 30th birthday". Fox News. Retrieved March 7, 2019.
  25. ^ "Oldest cat in the world, Scooter, dies aged 30". British Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  26. ^ "Meet the world's oldest cat, Missan, who turns 30 this year". WGN-TV. February 23, 2013.
  27. ^ Smolka, Maggie (January 23, 2016). "Johnson City could be the home of the world's oldest cat". WCYB-TV.
  28. ^ "World's oldest cat could live in Tennessee". WTHR. June 24, 2016.
  29. ^ Grafton-Green, Patrick (August 28, 2013). "World's oldest cat is living in Orpington – and is same age as Dizzee Rascal". News Shopper.
  30. ^ Brown, Audra (August 17, 2015). "Toronto feline claiming to be oldest cat in the world". CityNews.
  31. ^ "Happy birthday dear Tattie!". www.reseausecoursanimal.org.
  32. ^ "Post for 28th birthday of Tattie". Facebook.com. Facebook: Réseau Secours Animal/Animal Rescue Network. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  33. ^ Thorne, Dan (6 February 2015). "Oldest cat living: Tiffany Two from California claims world record". GuinnessWorldRecords.com. Archived from the original on 1 April 2015. Retrieved 4 June 2015.
  34. ^ "Wadsworth, 27-Year-Old British Cat, May Be The World's Oldest". Huffington Post. March 14, 2013.
  35. ^ Jamieson, Amy (September 27, 2016). "Twentysomething Shelter Kitty Dubbed 'Britain's Oldest Cat' Finds Forever Home". People.
  36. ^ Whitlark, Kevin; Regan, Patrick (2005). The Red Cat Society: Keeping Life Frisky, Fun, and Fabulous!. Andrews McMeel Publishing. According to Guinness World Records, the oldest living cat is a Burmese called Kataleena Lady who lives in Melbourne, Australia. Kataleena Lady was born on March 11, 1977. Roll on, you saucy Aussie!
  37. ^ Allred, Alexandra Powe (2011). Cats' Most Wanted: The Top 10 Book of Mysterious Mousers, Talented Tabbies, and Feline Oddities. Potomac Books. ISBN 1612342930. As of 2004 Guinness recognizes Kataleena Lady of Victoria, Australia, as the oldest living cat, born on March 1, 1977.
  38. ^ Ray, Debbie (March 26, 2012). "Oldest Cat in Louisiana Celebrated 26th Birthday". KTDY.
  39. ^ Swatman, Rachel (13 August 2015). "Spotlight: Corduroy is crowned the oldest living cat". Guinness World Records. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  40. ^ Hetter, Katia (13 August 2015). "Corduroy, 26, named oldest living cat". Cable News Network. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  41. ^ "Cat believed to be world's oldest is missing, presumed dead". www.cbsnews.com. Retrieved 2019-06-19.

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