18 May 2017
Omar, the Maine Coon cat from Melbourne, is in the running to be named the world's longest cat. The Guinness World Records contacted his owner, following a picture she posted of him on Instagram. <<< CAT'S OWNER, STEPHY HIRST: "We were expecting about a nine kilo cat. He got to that before he was one year old and that's when we sort of realised that he's not nearly done yet.">>> Omar now has 120 cm in length and tipping the scales at 14 kilograms. Current world record holder, Ludo from the United Kingdom is measured 118.3 cm, the Seven Network reported. Guinness World Records are yet to confirm if Omar takes the title.