Siamese, 30, is Named Oldest Living Cat

Scooter, the 30-year-old Siamese-American cat, in an undated photo. Photo: Guinness World Records

MANSFIELD, Texas — A Siamese cat born during the administration of U.S. President Ronald Reagan has been named by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest living cat.


Scooter, a resident of Mansfield, Texas, celebrated his 30th birthday on March 26, Guinness said.

Owner Gail Floyd attributes Scooter's longevity to staying active. She tells Guinness he keeps busy by traveling and has visited 45 of the 50 states. 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 Texan, who lived to be 38.


Photo: Guinness World Records