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San Diego munchkin cat holds short record

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SAN DIEGO (AP) - Fizz Girl is short but she stands tall in the record books.

The 2-year-old, 4-pound, 2.3-ounce munchkin cat measures 6 inches from floor to shoulder and is featured in the Guinness World Record 2012 book as the shortest living cat.

Fizz Girl belongs to a San Diego woman.

A munchkin cat is a special breed that has little legs caused by a naturally occurring genetic mutation.

The previous record was held by Itse Bitse, who was just 3.75 inches high when measured in 2003. The Himalayan/Siamese mix was owned by a couple in West Monroe, La., but went missing.

Fizz Girl's mother is named Fizz Fuzz and one of her litter mates was named Fizz Bo.

 

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