Oldest Cat Alive: Siamese Born in Reagan Years

Guinness has a new record-holding feline king and he is 30
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 10, 2016 12:47 PM CDT
Oldest Cat Alive: Siamese Born in Reagan Years
Scooter is now 30.   (Gail Floyd/Guinness World Records via AP)

A Siamese cat born during President Ronald Reagan's administration has been named by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest living cat, reports the AP. Guinness says Scooter celebrated his 30th birthday on March 26. He lives in Mansfield, Texas. Owner Gail Floyd attributes Scooter's longevity to staying active, and says he keeps busy by traveling and has visited 45 of the 50 states. “He likes to see new places and he likes people," she tells Guinness. Some of his favorite activities include getting blow-dried after baths and snacking on chicken every other day. Scooter isn't Guinness' oldest cat of all time, though. That mark belongs to a fellow Texas cat, which lived to be 38. (Read more Guinness World Records stories.)

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