Texas Feline Named World's Oldest Living Cat!

May 10, 2016May 10, 2016

A Texas feline that was alive for a good chunk of the Reagan administration has now been named the world's oldest living cat.


According to CNN, Scooter of Mansfield, Texas has been recognized by Guinness World Records at the ripe old age of 30, and he's had the same owner the whole time.

Gail Floyd says the pampered kitty is also well-traveled, having visited 45 states in his lifetime. He's four years older than the next oldest recognized cat and well above the average Siamese age of 15 to 20 years. According to Guinness World Records, Gail said she believes Scooter's longevity is due to keeping him happy, active, and seeing new places. But he still has a long way to go to beat the all-time world record.

Guinness World Records reports that a fellow Texan, Creme Puff, is the oldest known cat ever. The Austin, Texas cat died in 2005 at the incredible age of 38.