Amazing Animals

From skateboarding dogs, to the cat with the longest tail, you'll find the fastest, tallest, oldest, strangest and most awesome species from the animal kingdom right here. Guinness World Records: Amazing Animals  is the latest edition to the GWR book collection and celebrates all of the incredible creatures that steal our hearts.

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Longest tail on a dog

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Longest tail on a dog

The longest tail on a dog measures 76.8 cm (30.2 in), achieved by Keon who is owned by Ilse Loodts…

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Fastest crocodile on land

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Fastest crocodile on land

The world's fastest crocodile on land is the freshwater crocodile (Crocodylus johnstoni). This…

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Largest reptile zoo

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Largest reptile zoo

The world's largest reptile zoo is Reptile Gardens, just outside Rapid City in South Dakota, USA. As…

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Loudest purr by a domestic cat

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Loudest purr by a domestic cat

The loudest purr by a domestic cat is 67.8 db(A) and was achieved by Merlin, owned by Tracy Westwood…

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Shortest cow (height)

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Shortest cow (height)

The shortest cow is Manikyam, owned by Ashkay N.V. (India), in Kerala, India. She measured 61.1 cm…

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Tallest horse living

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Tallest horse living

The tallest living horse is Big Jake, a nine-year-old Belgian Gelding horse, who measured 20 hands 2…

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Largest crocodile ever

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Largest crocodile ever

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Largest owl

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Largest owl

The European race of the eagle owl (Bubo bubo) is the world's largest owl with an average length of…

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Longest primate nose

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Longest primate nose

Proboscis monkeys (Nasalis larvatus), found only on the island of Borneo, have pendulous noses…

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Largest plesiosaur

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Largest plesiosaur

The largest plesiosaur ever to swim in the oceans was <EM> Liopleurodon</EM> , with a…

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Longest snake – ever (captivity)

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Longest snake – ever (captivity)

The longest snake - ever (captivity) is Medusa, a reticulated python (python reticulatus), and is…

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Most dangerous ant

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Most dangerous ant

The most dangerous ant in the world is the bulldog ant ( Myrmecia pyriformis ) found in coastal…

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First white ligers

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First white ligers

In December 2013, a white Bengal tigress called Saraswati at Myrtle Beach Safari Park in South…

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Most venomous mollusc

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Most venomous mollusc

The two closely-related species of blue-ringed octopus, Hapalochlaena maculosa and H. lunulata,…

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Oldest llama in captivity (living)

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Oldest llama in captivity (living)

The oldest llama in captivity (living) is Julio Gallo, aged 25 years 207 days, as of 8 August 2017.…

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Fastest tortoise

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Fastest tortoise

The greatest speed achieved by a tortoise is 0.28 m/s (0.92 ft/s) and was achieved by Bertie at…

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Longest fur on a rabbit

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Longest fur on a rabbit

The longest fur on a rabbit is 36.5 cm (14.37 in) and belongs to Franchesca, owned by Betty Chu…

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Most balls caught by a dog with the paws in one minute

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Most balls caught by a dog with the paws in one minute

The most balls caught by a dog with the paws in one minute is 14 and was achieved by Purin and her…

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Longest wave surfed by a dog (open water)

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Longest wave surfed by a dog (open water)

The longest wave surfed by a dog (open water) is 107.2 meters (351.7 ft), and was achieved by Abbie…

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Oldest pig - ever

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Oldest pig - ever

The oldest pig ever is Ernestine (b. 17 July 1991), aged 22 years 359 days as of 11 July 2014.…

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