Thursday, October 23, 2014

World's largest living cat

The Guinness book of world records hold many fascinating animals. One of them is Hercules - the largest living cat.

Hercules is a Liger, which means that his father was a lion and his mother a tiger. He lives at Myrtle Beach Safari - a wildlife sanctuary in South Carolina.

Hercules is:

  • 131 inches long (3.33 m)
  • 49 inches tall at the shoulder (1.25 m)
  • and weighs 922 lbs (418 kg)

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In comparison to Hercules, house cats seem tiny, but the world's longest domestic cat is also pretty big. He is a Maine Cool named Mymains Stewart Gilligan, and he is 48.5 inches long (123 m). He has held this record since August 2010.

Another interesting cat record is held by Sophie Smith, a kitty with the longest fur on a cat. Her fur is 10.11 inches (25.68 cm). Smokey the cat also holds an interesting record - he is the loudest purrer at 67.7 dB, 14 times louder than an average cat.

~ Maria Sadowski ~

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