The Longest Cats in the World
It took Robin Hendrickson and Erik Brandsness a few years to realize their cat, Stewie, was longer than most – and now they can say he’s the longest cat in the world.
Stewie measures 48 ½-inches from the tip of his nose to the tip of his tail, and just nipped past the previous record-holder, a cat measuring just 48-inches. In all it’s more than four feet long (1.16metres).
The previous record was held by a 48-inch moggy.
The owners of Stewie, Robin Hendrickson and Erik Brandsness of Reno, Nevada, said they decided to try for the record after hearing numerous people say they were amazed by his length.
Stewie is of the Maine Coon variety – known as ‘the gentle giants’ of the longest cat world.