The 12th annual Guinness World Records Day is being celebrated all over the globe today with upwards of 600,000 people hoping to secure their place in the history books.
In the United States, an exceptionally talented Macaw parrot has become the first animal to set a record on Guinness World Records Day 2016.
You may be under the impression that the game of hoopla has been consigned to history, long since forgotten in an age of iPhones and YouTube, but Skipper has brought the game back by achieving a new record for the Most rings placed on a target by a parrot in one minute with 19.
The challenge took place in Skipper’s back yard in Los Angeles, California with trainer Wendy Horton and Guinness World Records adjudicator Sofia Greenacre on hand.
Following the Guinness World Record rules, Wendy did not touch Skipper Blue during the attempt, simply prompted the talented parrot to pick up the rings by sliding them towards him one at a time.
Talking about Skipper Blue’s reaction to achieving a Guinness World Records title, judge Sofia said: “Skipper bounced up and down which can only be understood as she was very happy for this record!”
The successful attempt means that Skipper has joined an elite group of animal record holders – a group including the most famous of all, last year’s #GWRday global star Otto the skateboarding bulldog.
Guinness World Records Day was first launched in 2004 to celebrate the day the Guinness World Records book sold its 100 millionth copy.
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