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 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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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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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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Fastest time for a dog to retrieve a person from water (25 m)

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Fastest time for a dog to retrieve a person from water (25 m)

The fastest time for a dog to retrieve a person from water over a distance of 25 m is 1 minute…

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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