Maine Coon cats – majestic pictures and 5 fun facts
If you're a cat lover, you'll definitely enjoy these Maine Coon pictures, as well as 5 short fun facts about these gorgeous giants.
#1 A Maine Coon is the largest domesticated cat you can get
An average male weighs from 13 to 18 lb (5.9 to 8.2 kg), while an average female is from 8 to 12 lb (3.6 to 5.4 kg). Maine Coons can grow as tall as 16 in (41 cm).
#2 It's unknown when the breed started
Maine Coons were first mentioned in a 1861 literary work about cats, but all the information about their ancestral origins known today is nothing but speculation.
#3 They come in all kinds of colors and patterns, just like other cats
Not only domesticated cat breeds can look gorgeous and cute: take a look at these pictures of little-known wild cat species.
#4 The Maine Coon is the official state cat of Maine
It's considered the oldest natural cat breed in North America.
#5 The Guinness World Record for world's longest domestic cat is held by a Maine Coon
Stewie, a 8-year-old Maine Coon from Nevada who was 48.5 in (123 cm) long, was registered as the longest domestic cat in the world in 2010. Stewie passed away in 2013. The current record holder is Barivel (in the picture), a Maine Coon who is 120 cm (3 ft 11.2 in) long.
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