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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 dog living – male

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Tallest dog living – male

The tallest dog living is ‘Freddy’, owned by Claire Stoneman (UK), who was 1.035 m (3 ft 4.75 in)…

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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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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 crocodyliform ever

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Largest crocodyliform ever

Sarcosuchus imperator was a prehistoric species of crocodile which lived around 110 million years…

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