Arcturus Aldebaran Powers
Arcturus Aldebaran Powers is a domestic Savannah cat. Arcturus was measured at 48.4 cm (19.05 in) making him the Guinness World Records title holder for world’s tallest domestic cat, both living and ever. Guinness confirmed Arcturus's height for the 2018 edition of the Guinness World Records book.
Arcturus Aldebaran Powers is an F2 Savannah cat born on February 23rd, 2015. Arcturus has lived with his owners Doctors William and Lauren Powers since he was two months old. They all live in Southeast Michigan.
Arcturus was bred by Stacee Dallas of Starfell Savannahs.
At the time of the official measurements, Arcturus weighed 30 pounds. He grew up eating a special diet designed by his adoptive parents who are both family practice physicians.
Arcturus has made several appearances at local events in the Southeast Michigan area. He is an unusually friendly, calm Savannah cat and will often pose for photos. Donations generated by such appearances and photos go to support the local charities including the Ferndale Cat Shelter.
Origin of Name
Arcturus Aldebaran Powers draws his name from the night sky. Arcturus is a red giant star that is part of the constellation Boötes. Arcturus is one of the brightest stars in the Northern Hemisphere's night sky.
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