Fenrir, a Savannah cat, crowned world’s tallest living domestic cat by Guinness World Records

A Michigan man is no stranger to owning some of the world’s largest domestic animals.

His previous cats, who tragically died in a house fire, hold the titles for world’s tallest cat and cat with the longest tail. And now two of current cats have taken over the titles for largest living cats in terms of height and length of tail.

Fenrir Antares Powers, a Savannah cat and brother of Arcturus the previous record holder, stands at an incredible 18.83 inches tall.

Will Powers, who owns the cats, told Guinness World Records he adopted Fenrir when he was 12 weeks old.

“I kept a growth chart of both cats, and Fen was neck and neck with Arc all throughout his kittenhood,” he said.

“He just grew and grew like Clifford the Big Red Dog.”

Fenrir is just under three years old, and Powers believes he might surpass his late brother.

“Sometimes people see him and think he’s a small panther, a puma, or an ocelot,” he said.

But Powers explains to people Fenrir is anything but scary.

“This can actually scare people and they back away from him in fear, but once I explain that he’s a therapy cat and very friendly, people are thrilled to walk up to him.”

When Fenrir isn’t lounging around his Michigan home with his other feline siblings, he’s at Powers’ office where Powers is a physician and HIV specialist.

“He wanders around the office receiving pets from people, snoozing on exam room tables, and begging for treats.”

The Savannah cat helps puts patients at ease during what can be a difficult appointment.

And it’s not just Fenrir who holds a Guinness World Record. One of Powers’ other cats, Altair Cygnus Powers, a Maine Coon, captured the title for the longest tail on a living domestic cat.

Altair’s tail measures 16.07 inches, just a little more than an inch short of the previous record holder, Cygnus whose tail measured 17.58 inches.

However, it’s possible Altair ‘s tail will surpass his sibling’s as Maine Coons continue growing until they are five years old.

“For someone so obsessed with their cats to have not one, not two, but four Guinness World Records title holding animals in one lifetime is a bit surreal isn’t it,” Powers said.

He hopes that his cats and their records will bring attention to hybrid breeds and cat shelters in the Detroit area.

Look at these two beauties! Aren’t they gorgeous?!

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