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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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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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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Largest crocodile ever

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Largest crocodile ever

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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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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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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 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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Longest domestic cat (living)

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Longest domestic cat (living)

The longest domestic cat is Ludo at 118.33 cm (3 ft 10.59 in) long. He is owned by Kelsey Gill (UK)…

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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 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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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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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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Tallest dog living – female

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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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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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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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