Meet the World’s Tallest Residing Cat: ‘He Grew Like Clifford,’ Proprietor Says


Assume your cat’s an enormous one? Not in contrast with Fenrir, a huge kitty who belongs to William John Powers, a health care provider in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Fenrir is eighteen.83 inches (47.83 cm) tall, and the Guinness E book of World Data has acknowledged him because the world’s tallest residing home cat.

His title, Fenrir, comes from one in all Saturn’s moons, the Guinness E book stated, however like most cats, he has loads of household nicknames. 

“(I) name him the Huge Chungus, or the Chonk,” Powers stated in a Guinness video in regards to the record-setting kitty. “He simply grew and grew, like Clifford the Huge Crimson Canine.”

Fenrir is an F2 Savannah cat. Savannah cats are a hybrid between a home cat and a serval, which is a wild cat native to Africa, and F2 refers to the truth that he is from the second technology of his distinctly completely different father or mother varieties. And though Savannah cats are usually tall, averaging 14-17 inches (35-43 cm), he is an inch (2.5 cm) taller than that highest common mark. Powers says the peak is measured from the cat’s shoulder blades when it is standing up on all fours.


Fenrir continues to be rising, his proprietor says.

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Fenrir’s peak lets him do issues different cats cannot. The video exhibits how he can merely stand on his hind legs and paw at a door deal with till the door opens. And since he is an enormous eater, he “tends to steal issues off the countertop,” Powers says.

He is additionally nonetheless rising. Although he holds the world report for tallest residing cat, it is his brother, Arcturus (who, sadly, died in a home hearth in 2017) who holds the all-time tallest cat report. Arcturus was 19.05 inches (48.4 cm) tall. Although the cats did not stay on the similar time, they’ve the identical dad and mom.

Powers additionally owns Altair, the cat with the world’s report for longest tail on a residing home cat, at 16.07 inches (40.82 cm). And one other cat Powers misplaced within the 2017 hearth, Cygnus, nonetheless holds the all-time longest tail report, at 17.58 inches (44.65 cm). Each Altair and Cygnus are Maine Coon cats.

Powers speaks movingly within the video about attempting to avoid wasting his cats from the fireplace, and being unsure about including new cats to the household, realizing his beloved pets might by no means get replaced.

“It was actually laborious as a result of at first I virtually form of resented the cats that I acquired, as a result of they weren’t the identical cats, they had been completely different,” Powers stated. However the first cat he acquired after the fireplace, Hyperion, “form of helped heal my soul,” he stated.

You’ll be able to observe Fenrir and the opposite Powers cats on their very own Instagram account.

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