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Omar the Maine Coon Might be Longest Cat in the World

Typical domestic cats weigh about 8 to 10 pounds. Weighing in at a scale-busting 14kg – that’s nearly 31 pounds – Omar is not your ordinary housecat! He’s a 3-year-old Maine Coon living in Croydon, Australia, and he is now in the running to be crowned the longest cat in the world, thanks to the power of social media.

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Omar’s Owner, Stephy Hirst, started an Instagram account for Omar two weeks ago, and his popularity exploded after his photo was featured on the Cats of Instagram account, which has 8 million followers.

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He was seen by Guinness World Records, who contacted Ms. Hirst and told her he may be the longest cat in the world.

The current record holder is UK-based Ludo, (also a Maine Coon) which measured in at 118.33cm long. Ms Hirst said she recently measured Omar at about 120cm. She’s going to send in his measurements for official verification.

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Click here to check out some other amazing world records held by cats!

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