Animals

From the world's tallest dog to its most dangerous ant, you'll find the fastest, tallest, oldest, strangest and most awesome species from the animal kingdom right here. And if you want more, pick up our books - Amazing Animals and Wild Things - which celebrate the most incredible creatures on Earth. 

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Zeus is the tallest dog ever at 1.118 m (44 in) tall
Tallest dog ever
Cygnus, the cat with the longest tail ever, and Arcturus, the tallest cat ever, lived together
Tallest cat and longest tail ever
Snooty became the oldest manatee in captivity, living to the age of 69
Oldest manatee ever
Big Jake the world's tallest horse
Big Jake, the world's tallest horse
Bertie, the fastest tortoise, can reach speeds of 0.28 metres per second
Fastest tortoise
Reptile Gardens is the world's largest reptile zoo. Located in South Dakota, USA, it houses 225 different reptile species, as well as a few other animals
Largest reptile zoo
Blossom is the tallest cow ever
Meet Blosom the tallest cow ever
The most bird species in an aviary is 468, achieved by Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji at SGS Avadhoota Datta Peetham, Mysuru, India, on 6 May 2017
Most bird species in an aviary
Merlin has the record for the loudest purr by a domestic cat
Loudest purr by a domestic cat
Gibson the biggest dog in the world in 2007 met Boo Boo the smallest dog
Tallest and shortest dogs meet (former record holders)
The longest snake in captivity was Fluffy, a 7.3-m-long (24 ft) reticulated python who held the record from 2009 to 2010
Longest snake in captivity (former record holder)
Corduroy was the oldest cat living
Oldest cat living (former record holder)
Oklahoma Sam was the tallest donkey who measured 15.3 hands (160.02 cm; 5 ft 3 in) in 2011
Tallest donkey (former record holder)

Guinness World Records' animals books

From talented pets to extreme wildlife, animals are always among our most popular record-breakers. Guinness World Records has records for everything from the largest dinosaurs and nature’s fastest and deadliest beasts, to skateboarding dogs, furry felines, leaping llamas and phenomenal farm animals. Find out more about these incredible records and stories in two dedicated animal record books: Wild Things and Amazing Animals.

Wild Things Amazing Animals