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Think your cat’s big? Not compared with Fenrir. Fenrir is 18.83 inches (47.83 centimeters) tall, and the Guinness Book of World Records has named him the world’s tallest living domestic cat.
His name, Fenrir, comes from one of Saturn’s moons, Guinness said, but like most cats, he has plenty of family nicknames.
The giant kitty lives with William John Powers, a doctor in Farmington Hills, Michigan, who also calls Fenrir the Big Chungus, or, he said in a Guinness video about the cat. “He just grew and grew, like .”
Fenrir is an F2 Savannah cat. Savannah cats are a hybrid between a domestic cat and a serval, a wild cat native to Africa, and F2 refers to the fact that he’s from the second generation of his distinctly different parent types. And although Savannah cats tend to be tall, averaging 14-17 inches (35-43 centimeters), he’s an inch (2.5 centimeters) taller than that highest average mark. Powers says the height is measured from the cat’s shoulder blades when it’s standing up on all fours.
Fenrir’s height lets him do things other cats can’t. The video shows how he can simply stand on his hind legs and paw at a door handle until the door opens. And since he’s a big eater, he “tends to steal things off the countertop,” Powers says.
He’s also still growing. Though he holds the world record for