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30-year-old Siamese cat is named world’s oldest living cat

30-year-old Siamese cat is named world’s oldest living cat
This undated image provided by the Guinness World Records shows Scooter owned by Gail Floyd. Photo: Gail Floyd/Guinness World Records via AP
Published: 7:37 AM, May 11, 2016

MANSFIELD (Texas) — A Siamese cat born during President Ronald Reagan’s administration has been named by Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest living cat.

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. She tells Guinness he keeps busy by travelling 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 Texas cat, which lived to be 38. AP