VIDEO: Ludo, the world’s longest cat awarded place in Guinness World Records
WAKEFIELD, England: A massive cat in the United Kingdom earned the Guinness World Record title for the longest domestic cat (living).
Ludo, the Maine Coon, measures about 3 feet and 11 inches long, just 5 centimeters shorter than the longest cat ever, a fellow Maine Coon named Stewart Gilligan.
Ludo lives in Wakefield with his owner Kelsey Gill, who said she was inspired to own a Maine Coon after seeing them in the Harry Potter films.
Gill said she took in Ludo as a 13-week-old kitten and quickly realized he was larger than most other cats of his breed.
According to Gill, Ludo has a lazy personality and his considerable length makes him slightly more clumsy than other cats.
However, Ludo is still almost 5 cm smaller than the Longest cat ever, fellow Maine Coon Mymains Stewart Gilligan, aka “Stewie”.
Owned by Robin Hendrickson and Erik Brandsness from the USA, Stewie measured a whopping 123 cm (48.5 in) long, but he sadly passed away in January 2013.