Did you know: The lifespan of cats is much lower than humans. On average, cats have a lifespan of 2 to 16 years in the wild but a rare cat has surpassed that age.
A cat that is said to be the oldest in the world has just died at the age of 32 – equivalent to 144 years old, Daily Mail reported.
The cat named Nutmeg was taken to the Westway Veterinary Organization in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, with difficulty breathing. The veterinarians were unable to save Nutmeg after he had heart failure. The owner of the cat, Liz and Ian Finlay, said that the death of the beloved animal had left a big gap in their lives. The couple raised Nutmeg after finding it in the garden in 1990. At that time, veterinarians said at least Nutmeg was 5 years old. So, this year, at least “cat” has reached the age of 32.
Nutmeg is considered the oldest cat in the world, surpassing the 26-year-old Corduroy, the animal that once held the Guinness World Record. Mrs. Finlay talked about the pet’s death: “I feel as if my heart is torn. It is a particularly beloved animal.
* Explaining the case of “cheating” the age of this cat?
It is difficult to explain this case. But according to the doctors, this cat has a very different gene from other cats and it is possible that the cat’s habitat is very good, which also helps the cat’s lifespan significantly increase. In the case of this cat, I think his foster family also had a good time with the cat during those 32 years. Unfortunately, nothing is eternal.