He likes snacks and helps patients relax at the clinic. He is now the tallest domestic cat in the world.
On January 29, 2021, Fenrir Antares Powers, a 2-year-old Savannah cat, measured 18.83 inches. His record is listed in the 2023 edition of Guinness World Records.
Savannah cats, like Fenrir, are hybrids of domestic cats and large-eared wild African cats, according to the International Cat Society. Cross became popular during his 1990s, and in 2001 the association accepted Savannah as registered. Breeding.
Fenrir is owned by Will Powers, a Michigan physician and HIV expert. Powers adopted Fenrir when he was just 12 weeks old.
“He grew and grew like Clifford the Big Red Dog,” Powers said. video About kittens.
Fenrir’s family is famous. Powers’ four of his cats have officially won Guinness World Records.
The family’s famous cats are:
Altair Cygnus Powers – Guinness World Records Title Owner For the longest tail of a living domestic cat. His tail is 16.07 inches.
Arcturus Aldebaran Powers – Guinness World Records Title Owner It is the tallest cat ever and previously held the title of tallest domestic cat. Died in a fire in 2017.
Cygnus Regulus Powers – A silver Maine Coon with record For the longest tail of a living domestic cat. Cygnus also died in a fire in 2017.
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The family’s newest record-setting Fenrir is slightly taller than the average-sized Savannah Cat. According to the Guinness website, she typically measures between 14 and 17 inches. He may grow taller than his late brother Arcturus.
Fenrir, whom Powers affectionately calls “Fen”, is friendly and outgoing. He also loves helping calm anxious and stressed patients in the Powers office.
He’s also been “ravenously” hungry and seen eating restricted because he’s grown too big, Powers said in the video.
And Fenrir’s height helps him do things others can’t.
“I had to lock the other cats out of the room when I tried to take a picture of him. Fenrir decided he didn’t want to be in the room anymore,” he recalls. “So he stood on his hind legs and opened the door.”
He also hooks them if he finds anything off the countertop.
He’s still growing, and some people mistake the feline for a tiny leopard, puma, or ocelot, Powers said.
“This can actually scare people away and they walk away from him in fear, but when I explain that he’s a therapy cat and is very friendly, people are happy to talk to him.” Get closer.
The doctor admits that he does everything for the cat, even joking that his father wants to be reborn as one of them because they are so doted on.
But Powers recognizes that not all cats are so lucky. As such, he hopes to use Fenrir’s records to organize his charity event to raise funds for feral and rescue cats in Detroit.
Powers, president of the cat shelter and owner of six cats, said cats have been a huge help to her since two of her cat friends died in a fire.
“They make my life better,” he said. “They kept me going. I think they gave me a reason to climb out of that hole.”
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