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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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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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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Highest bar jump cleared by a llama

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Highest bar jump cleared by a llama

The highest bar jump cleared by a lama is 1.13 m (3 ft 8.5 in), and was achieved by Caspa, owned by…

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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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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 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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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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Most tricks performed by a cat in one minute

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Most tricks performed by a cat in one minute

The most tricks performed by a cat in one minute is 24, achieved by Didga and her owner Robert…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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