A British cat has been hailed as the oldest in the world after celebrating its 30th birthday. The feline named Rubble has been with owner Michele Foster, 49, since she got him as a kitten on her 20th birthday May 1988.
Rubble has now matched the age of the last world record holder. Rubble is now the same age as Scooter, a Siamese Texas, named as a record breaker at the age of 30 by the Guinness Book of World Records, but later died.
The oldest cat ever according to the record books is Creme Puff, who was born on August 3, 1967, and lived until August 6, 2005 – an amazing 38 years and three days.