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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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