Siamese Cat Sets Guiness Record for Making It to 30 Years Old

By Jonathan Zhou
Jonathan Zhou
Jonathan Zhou
Jonathan Zhou is a tech reporter who has written about drones, artificial intelligence, and space exploration.
May 10, 2016 Updated: May 10, 2016

A Siamese cat in Texas, at 30 years of age, has been declared the oldest living cat in the world by the Guinness Book of World Records

Scooter, born on March 26, 1986, has lived with his owner since he was born. 

Gail Floyd, his owner, says that Scooter wakes her up every morning at 6 A.M., and is there waiting at the door when she comes home from work. 

The previous record-holder for oldest cat alive was Corduroy (birthday: August 1st, 1989), who lives in Oregon. 

When asked about Scooter’s secret to longevity, Floyd said “he likes to see new places and he likes people.” Scooter has traveled with Floyd to 45 of the 50 states. 

The cat also likes getting blow-dried after baths and eating chicken. 

However, age has somewhat taken its toll on Scooter. In October of 2014, Scooter broke his leg and has been undergoing medical treatment ever since. 

“Scooter is quite an amazing cat, with a strong will to live,” said the veterinarian. 

Scooter isn’t the oldest cat ever. That title belongs to Creme Puff, who died in 2005 at the age of 38, or 168 in cat years. 

Jonathan Zhou
Jonathan Zhou
Jonathan Zhou is a tech reporter who has written about drones, artificial intelligence, and space exploration.