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The loudest purr in the world


Cat with loudest purr

A cat from Northamptonshire has been officially recognised as having the loudest purr in the world.

Guinness World Records announced that Smokey, a British short-hair cat, achieved the record for the loudest purr by a domestic cat, peaking at 67.7dB.

Her owner Ruth Adams, from Pitsford, Northampton, describes how she won the accolade.

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