Meet Fenrir, the tallest living cat in the world!
Fenrir, giant kitten which belongs to William John Powers, a physician from Farmington Hills, Michigan, is recognized as the world’s tallest living domestic cat by the Guinness Book of World Records. Fenrir is 18.83 inches or 47.83 cm tall.
According to the Guinness Book of Records, his name, Fenrir, comes from one of Saturn’s moons.
His owner, Powers, says he has various nicknames for him, which include Big Chungus as well as Chonka. “He just grew and grew clifford the big red dogPowers said.
Fenrir is an F2 Savannah cat. Savannah cats are a hybrid between a domestic cat and a serval, which is a wild cat native to Africa, and F2 refers to the fact that it is the second generation of its distinctly different types of parents. And although Savannah cats are typically tall, averaging 14-17 inches (35-43 cm), he is an inch (2.5 cm) taller than that highest average estimate.
Fenrir owner Will Powers is a Michigan physician and HIV specialist. The Powers adopted Fenrir when he was only 12 weeks old. Fenrir, whom Powers affectionately calls “Fen”, is friendly and outgoing. He also enjoys helping out in Powers’ office to calm anxious and stressed patients.
It’s still growing, and some people mistake the cat for a small panther, cougar or ocelot, Powers said. According to him, Fenrir often scares people because of how big he is, but after he explains that he is a therapy cat and is very friendly, people are excited to approach him.
Fenrir’s brother, Arcturus, held the record for the tallest cat ever at 19.05 inches or 48.4 cm. However, he sadly died in a house fire in 2017.
Fenrir’s height allows him to do things that other cats cannot. The video shows how he can simply stand on his hind legs and grab the doorknob until the door opens. Since he is a big eater, he tends to steal things off the counter as well.
Watch the Guinness Book of Fenrir video here: