A Siamese cat born during President Ronald Reagan's administration was recently named by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest living cat. Scooter marked his 30th birthday on 26 March 2016. However, owner Gail Floyd of Mansfield, Texas, USA, told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that Scooter had died by the time Guinness conferred its title on 8 April. She attributes Scooter's longevity to staying active, saying that he kept busy by travelling - amazingly, he had visited 45 of the 50 states in America. Some of his favourite activities included getting blow-dried after baths and snacking on chicken every other day.


Dr. Tricia Latimer, a Mansfield veterinarian, said that Scooter had lived to the equivalent of about 136 human years. Scooter isn't Guinness' oldest cat of all time, though. That mark belongs to a fellow Texas cat, which lived to be 38. 


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