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A very long cat from Australia is aspiring to be included in the Guinness World Records

  • Written by Jerry Seward
  • Published in International

Ms Stephy Hirst, 29, from Croydon suburb of Melbourne, Australia, is very proud of her cat, Omar,  a three-year-old maine coon weighing 14 kg because he will be evaluated to become the longest cat from the world to be included in Guinness World Records book. Omar was recently measured at about 120cm.

The current record holder is UK-based Ludo, also a maine coon, which measured in at 118.33cm long in October 2015. “(Omar) was tiny when we got him but then he just started growing and was 10kg at one year old,” Ms Hirst said to media. He has now an Instagram account and in two weeks the followers increased to 8 million. The maine coon is one of the largest domesticated breeds of cat, with ancestral origins unknown but one of the oldest natural breeds in North America and at the same time one of the more popular cat breeds in the world. It’s a large and sociable cat also nicknamed "the gentle giant."

Ms Stephy’s cat Omar eats a couple of scoops of kibble at breakfast and raw kangaroo for dinner. He likes to hide in small places. ”He is really good at opening doors, sliding doors, kitchen cupboards, shower doors, wardrobes, he’ll get past all of them.” If the Guinness World Records will validate him, Ms Stephy Hirst and her partner Rowan Lawrence will prepare a special culinary celebration for their pet.

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