World's oldest cat dies days after breaking record

The world's oldest cat has died at the age of 30.

Siamese cat Scooter was just named the world's oldest living cat in the Guinness Book of World Records, and celebrated his 30th birthday last month.

But his owner, Gail Floyd from Texas, said Scooter had died by the time Guinness conferred its title.

Veterinarian Dr Tricia Latimer, said Scooter had lived to the equivalent of around 136 human years.

Scooter took the place of Corduroy, who was given the title at the age of 26 years and 13 days.

Yet Scooter was not the world's oldest ever cat. That title is still firmly in the paws of 38-year-old Crème Puff, who also lived in Texas. She died in 2005.