Oscar the pig turns 20 years old and is crowned the world's oldest living pig. O.K., technically the little porker turned 20 in October, but us slow pokes are just getting around to wishing him a very happy belated birthday.
The attempt for the Guinness record came on a whim. Kimbell's boyfriend – himself the owner of an 11-year-old potbellied pig named Ziffle – looked up the current record and discovered Oscar was older.
The application process involved a lot of paperwork to prove his age. Kimbell sent in Oscar's birth records, photos of him growing up with her, and letters from veterinarians and his travels.
She got word of their success in late December.
Kimbell doesn't have any big plans for her record-holder. She turned down an invitation to Rome for a Guinness TV show because Oscar's too old to travel. He turned 20 on Oct. 29.
Here's hoping Oscar has many more years of belly rubs and falling asleep in front of the television: Link