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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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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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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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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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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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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Most rings placed on a target by a parrot in one minute

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Most rings placed on a target by a parrot in one minute

The most rings placed on a target by a parrot in one minute is 19 and was achieved by Skipper Blue…

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Longest Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) ride on a river bore by a human/dog pair

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Longest Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) ride on a river bore by a human/dog pair

The longest Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) ride on a river bore is 1,690.5 metres (1,05 miles) and was…

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Most canned drinks opened by a parrot in one minute

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Most canned drinks opened by a parrot in one minute

The most canned drinks opened by a parrot in one minute is 35 and was achieved by Zac the Macaw in…

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Highest-ranking sheep

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Highest-ranking sheep

The highest ranking sheep is Lance Corporal Derby XXX (UK), who was promoted to Lance Corporal, at…

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Longest ears on a dog - ever

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Longest ears on a dog - ever

The longest ears on a dog measured 34.9 cm (13.75 in) and 34.2 cm (13.5 in) for the right and left…

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Most basketball slam dunks in one minute by a rabbit

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Most basketball slam dunks in one minute by a rabbit

The most basketball slam dunks in one minute by a rabbit is 7, achieved by Bini the Bunny in…

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Largest land snail

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Largest land snail

The largest known land gastropod is the African giant snail Achatina achatina, the largest recorded…

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Longest tongue on a dog (current)

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Longest tongue on a dog (current)

The longest tongue on a dog measures 18.58 cm (7.31 in) and belongs to Mochi, a female St. Bernard…

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Shortest donkey

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Shortest donkey

The shortest donkey in terms of height is KneeHi (born 2 October 2007), a brown jack who measured 64…

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Largest egg from a bird (living, specimen)

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Largest egg from a bird (living, specimen)

The largest egg on record weighed 2.589 kg (5 lb 11.36 oz) and was laid by an ostrich (Struthio…

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Fastest 10 hoop/tyre slalom by a dog

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Fastest 10 hoop/tyre slalom by a dog

The fastest 10 hoop/tyre slalom by a dog is 8.58 seconds and was achieved by Neo and his owner…

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