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 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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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