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Meet Corduroy, the World’s Oldest Living Cat

The 26-year-old resident of Sisters, Oregon, was recently recognized by Guinness World Records.

Annie Shirreffs  |  Dec 3rd 2015


Editor’s note: This story originally appeared in the Holiday 2015 issue of Catster print magazine. Click here to subscribe to Catster magazine.

Thanks to advances in veterinary care, our cats are living longer and healthier lives. Corduroy is a perfect example: He was recently named the oldest living cat in the world by Guinness World Records. Corduroy is 26. He claimed the title after the death of the previous record holder, Tiffany Two, who lived to be 27.

Corduroy with his pet parent, Ashley Reed Okura. Photo courtesy Corduroy's Instagram

Corduroy with his pet parent, Ashley Reed Okura. Photo courtesy Corduroy’s Instagram

Born on Aug. 1, 1989, Corduroy grew up in the town of Sisters, Oregon, along with his pet parent, Ashley Reed Okura, who picked Corduroy from a litter of kittens when she was 6 years old.

Guinness World Records is pretty strict when it comes to documentation. Luckily, Ashley had veterinary records from Corduroy’s first vet visit, along with photos of the two of them growing up.


Ashley said that Corduroy is very laid-back, charming, and friendly — and he’s enjoying all of the extra attention he’s been getting lately.

It's official! Photo courtesy Corduroy's Instagram

It’s official! Photo courtesy Corduroy’s Instagram

I have family in Sisters, so I’ll try to meet this feline fellow next time I visit.

If you want to learn more about Corduroy, follow him on Instagram.

About the author: Annie is the managing editor of Catster Magazine.