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August Is The World's Oldest Golden Retriever At Age 20

Congratulations, August! 

As of April 24, 2020 (August's 20th birthday), August is officially the oldest known, living Golden Retriever. Augie currently resides in Oakland, Tennessee with her pawrents, Jennifer and Steve Hetterscheidt, who adopted her at the age of 14. 

Rescued from Golden Retriever Rescue of Southern Nevada, the Hetterscheidt's originally fostered August, unsure how long she had left. Well, 6 years later and we're happy to report that besides some minor health issues, Augie is in great shape! 

It has also been confirmed that Augie is the 19th oldest dog in the world, According to Guinness World Records! 

Story via The Insider

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Get ready to be introduced to some of the oldest cats that ever lived! Some of these love bugs really defied the odds and lived up to 39 years! 39 years is equivalent to 172 years in human years!

How wild is that?

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World's Oldest Living Cat Turns 32

We are so happy to wish Rubble, the world's oldest living cat, another happy birthday because he just turned 32! 

Rubble hit the 30 milestone two-years-ago in May 2018. According to his Wikipedia page, as of January 3rd, 2020, Rubble is still around and still holding the title for the world's oldest living cat. 

Due to his old age, Rubble does not need an extravagant celebration anymore, and he especially doesn't want to be surrounded by a lot of people. Too many people and too much noise would stress out any cat, let alone a senior cat. 

Instead, Rubble had his 30th birthday at the vet's office, where he enjoyed some Felix cat food and Whiskas Catmilk and was gifted a free check-up and one-months worth of medications. According to Dr. Shaun Moore, Rubble's veterinarian, Rubble is still in remarkably good health.

So how does Rubble's mother, Michelle Foster, plan on celebrating Rubble's 32nd birthday? The same as last year, in a non-stressful environment.

"He is old now and would not like too much attention or be hassled," Foster said. "We would prefer if he was just left to live out his old age in peace," Foster added.

We can definitely appreciate that! We wish you a peaceful and wonderful birthday, Rubble! Check out some pics of the handsome Rubble below! 

Story via Animal Channel

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Ancient Old Shark Discovered, Hilarity Ensues on Twitter

A shark was recently discovered in the Arctic Ocean. Not just any regular shark, oh no, this shark discovered was found to be 392-years-old. 

Let's think about that for a second. 

Three-hundred and ninety-two years old. 

And while researching this shark, it turns out ANOTHER shark was discovered in 2019, in the Northern Atlantic, that scientists have reason to believe it was born as early as 1505. That means, this Greenland shark was born before Shakespeare and is -- wait for it -- FIVE-HUNDRED AND TWELVE years old! 

The Greenland shark could very well be the world oldest living vertebrate. But we're here to talk about the 392-year-old shark that caused the follow entertaining Twitter thread.

All we can take away from this is that sharks are still terrifying but kinda sorta incredible... don't you think?

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