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    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

    Amazing animal records

    Most venomous lizard

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    Most venomous lizard

    Based upon current research results, the world's most venomous lizard is the Gila monster Heloderma…

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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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    Commonest penguin

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    Commonest penguin

    The world's most abundant penguin species is the macaroni penguin ( Eudyptes chrysolophus ) a…

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    Largest living penguin species

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    Largest living penguin species

    The world's largest living species of penguin is the emperor penguin ( Aptenodytes forsteri ),…

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    Tallest donkey

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    Tallest donkey

    The tallest donkey living is Romulus, a 9-year-old American Mammoth Jackstock, who measured 17 hands…

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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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    Largest mammal to build a nest

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    Largest mammal to build a nest

    The largest mammal to construct a nest is the gorilla ( Gorilla gorilla ) of Africa, where adult…

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    Largest species of camel

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    Largest species of camel

    The largest member of the family Camelidae is the dromedary or one-humped camel ( Camelus…

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    Largest predatory fish

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    Largest predatory fish

    The largest predatory fish is the rare great white shark ( Carcharodon carcharias ). Adult specimens…

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    Largest mouth on a terrestrial animal

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    Largest mouth on a terrestrial animal

    The largest mouth of all land animals belongs to the hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) of Africa…

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    Largest carnivore on land

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    Largest carnivore on land

    The largest of all the carnivores is the polar bear ( Ursus maritimus ). Adult males typically weigh…

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    Largest sea turtle ever

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    Largest sea turtle ever

    The largest species of sea turtle ever known to have existed was Archelon ischyros , which lived…

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    Oldest koala ever

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    Oldest koala ever

    The oldest koala ever in captivity was Sarah, who died in 2001 aged 23 years old. Sarah was born in…

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    Shortest dog living

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    Shortest dog living

    The smallest dog living, in terms of height, is a female Chihuahua called Milly , who measured 9.65…

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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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    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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    Oldest bearded dragon ever

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    Oldest bearded dragon ever

    The oldest bearded dragon ever was 'Sebastian' (UK, b. 01 June 1997), who died at the old age of 18…

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    Tallest dog ever

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    Tallest dog ever

    The tallest dog ever is Zeus (USA), a Great Dane who measured 1.118 m (44 in) tall on 4 October 2011…

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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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    Largest parade of alpacas

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    Largest parade of alpacas

    The largest parade of alpacas consisted of 1,048 alpacas, and was achieved by Comite FEGASUR 2019…

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