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Bobi, the Guinness World Records Holder for Oldest Living Dog, Passes Away at 31

Tuesday, October 24, 2023 • Tamil Comments
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Bobi, a purebred Rafeiro do Alentejo from Portugal, lived a remarkable 31 years. The beloved canine, celebrated for being the world's oldest living dog by Guinness World Records, passed away over the weekend. Bobi's longevity was an impressive 165 days beyond his 31st birthday, surpassing the previous record holder, Bluey, an Australian cattle dog, who lived to be 29. Bluey's record had remained unchallenged for nearly a century. Guinness World Records confirmed Bobi's age and expressed their sadness at his passing.

The news of Bobi's departure was shared by Dr. Karen Becker, a veterinarian who had the privilege of meeting the record-breaking dog on multiple occasions. She posted on Facebook, "Last night, this sweet boy earned his wings. Despite outliving every dog in history, his 11,478 days on earth would never be enough for those who loved him."

Bobi's extraordinarily long life was attributed to several factors, including good nutrition, a close connection with nature, freedom to explore his surroundings, consistent veterinary care, and, most importantly, love.

Bobi's story began with a miraculous start, as he wasn't expected to survive puppyhood. Born one of four siblings in a woodshed, Bobi was left behind, unknown to the Costa family, when his parents decided they couldn't afford to raise more animals. His survival against the odds touched hearts worldwide after Guinness World Records verified him as the oldest dog earlier this year. While Bobi's passing brought a sense of loss, the memories of his long and joyful life continue to bring solace to his family and the countless people whose lives he touched.

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