Meet the Longest Cat in the World

The world's longest cat is Stewie, a Maine Coon from Reno, Nevada. The previous Guinness record holder is a cat named Leo, who is four feet long from nose to tail tip.

Stewie, the world's longest cat
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Stewie was measured on Aug. 28, 2010 and came in at an impressive 48.5 inches. They probably don't make them longer than that! (Domestic cats, that is.)

Note: I'm sure hybrid cat lovers will be quick to point out that many Savannah cats, a domestic/African serval mix, are probably longer. They're often taller at the shoulder (long legged), and there was a world record holding Savannah as "tallest cat."

Stewie runs the household of Robin Hendrickson and Erik Brandsness, who got him from a breeder in Oregon in 2005.

If I'm not mistaken, Leo, a Maine Coon from Chicago, was first measured and handed the record way back in 2002, several years before Stewie was born, who was 5 years old when he broke the record in 2010, as reported by the Reno Gazette-Journal.

Leo had reportedly taken the title from a cat named Snowbie, who was 42 inches long. You can see pictures of the previous record holder Leo, who owned a human named Frieda Ireland at Leo's breeder's site Verismo Maine Coon cats (that site appears to be down/gone).

Update: Sadly, Stewie died of cancer in 2013. Here's the story from HuffPost...

Stewie, World's Longest Cat, Dies From Cancer (PHOTO, VIDEO)


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