Meet Fenrir, the world’s largest living domestic cat
A gentle giant from Farmington Hills, Michigan, has set a Guinness World Record as the world’s tallest living person domestic cat. Fenrir Powers measured a Impressive 18.83 inches on January 29, 2021. Two-year-old cat Savannah, achievement has been revealed in the Guinness World Records 2023 edition, released September 13, 2022.
Savannah cats are a cross between domestic cats and big-eared African wild cats. Measuring between 14 and 17 inches tall, they are the tallest and one of the largest cat breeds. But Fenrir, who is an inch taller, is exceptionally tall even for his breed. “He just grew and grew like Clifford the big red dog,” Fenrir owner Dr. Will Powers said in a chat video.
Dr. Powers adopted Fenrir when he was only 12 weeks old. The happy owner says the intelligent cat uses its size for its advantage. “When we were trying to take pictures of him, we had to exclude some of the other cats from the room, and Fenrir decided he didn’t want to be in the room anymore,” he recalled. “So he stood on his behind legs and I opened the door.”
When he’s not breaking records, Fenrir spends his time helping anxious patients at the clinic. Powers said, “He walks around the office getting hugs from people, dozing on the exam room tables and begging for treats.”
Fenrir is not the only one celebrity in the Powers’ house. The doctor’s other famous cats include Altair Powers and Cygnus Powers – the current and previous Guinness World Record Holders for the longest tail of a living domestic cat. at Fenrir late his brother Arcturus Powers, who holds the Guinness World Record for tallest domestic cat of all time, was also a pet. UnfortunatelyCygnus and Arcturus died in a house fire in 2017.
Resources: Guinnessworldrecords.com, USAtoday.com, Cbsnews.com