Top 10 Animal World Records

Many animals can make us inspire, amaze, entertain, and even hold the Guinness record titles. This year also the Guinness World Records back again with plenty of skilled, talented, unusual, and most awesome species from the animal kingdom. Let’s see our top favorite animal world records covering almost from the largest to the fastest to the farthest.

10 World’s Woolliest Sheep

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Australian sheep Chris, the world’s woolliest sheep.

Chris is the Australian sheep who made the world record for carrying an astonishing record 41 kilograms of wool. People discovered this sheep on the Australian capital’s northern outskirts, Canberra, in 2015. It is among the top ten animal world records. The fleece was so overgrown, and it left the life of this sheep is very dangerous. Thus, the officials decided to remove it for saving his life.

A born survivor, it became apparent he had been strolling the Australian outback for about six years. By the time people rescued him, the wool’s sheer weight which he was carrying made it almost not possible for Chris to stand. The survival of him up to this point had been nothing a miracle short, but this merino needed help.

The chief executive of RSPCA ACT, Tammy Ven Dange, estimated Chris had over five years of wool on him. It was likely little contact with humans. As a carrier of the heaviest fleece globally, he overtook a New Zealand sheep Big Ben who found supporting nearly 29kg of wool in 2014. When Chris sheered, the yarn also had reached a small car size and was worth €250. So, the process brought around a transformation, which was astonishing. 

Chris was cautious to kind as well as affectionate. The death of this animal occurred at the age of ten. This New Zealand sheep ousted fellow Kiwi Shrek, who gained celebrity in the home country. Then he met Prime Minister Helen Clark and became the subject of several children’s books before his death in 2011.

9 World’s Tallest Bovine

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It is one of the animal world records. Today, Guinness World Records pays an emotional farewell and tribute to the charming Blosom. It died recently. But it always lives on in history as the tallest cow ever in the world. It has a height of 6’4″. The Female Holstein was at a staggering 74.8 inches height over 6ft tall. Guinness announced 2,000 lb. cow as the new record holder in 2014. This female Holstein was 13-year-old.

The mature Holstein’s average weight is 1,500 pounds. According to Holstein Association USA, the “top-producing Holsteins” are better known for their ability to yield over 72,000-lb of milk in a year.6-foot-2 inches tall from hoof to withers.

Sadly, Blosom held the title of the “tallest cow living” for less than a year. Guinness also announced that she had died at the age of thirteen in May after sustaining an irreparable leg injury. So, Guinness decided to change the title of Blosom in the book and gave the more accurate title “the tallest cow ever.” Patty Meads-Hanson was the owner of this cow. He cared for this Blosom since she was an 8-week-old calf. 

Most of the period, she had her oats, chin rubs, and ear scratches daily. This animal was born to two average-sized cows. When she was eight weeks old, the cow’s continued growth led to Patty’s father some ideas. He suggested to his son, Guinness World Records checked out the height of Blosom. When Guinness set a record of the tallest cow living, sadly, Patty’s father died before. 

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8 Longest Ears on a Dog

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Tigger, the bloodhound

Tigger, the bloodhound, is the new holder of the world record for having the longest ears on a dog ever. The long lobes of this dog measured 13.75 inches and 13.5 inches for the right and left ears. Bryan and Christina Flessner of USA owned this Tigger and won many show titles and more than 180 Best of Breed awards.

In 2003, he also inducted into the Bloodhound’ Hall of Fame’. Tigger died sadly in October 2009. But the Harbor, a black and tan coonhound, has the Longest ears on a dog living. Harbor’s measurements as of June 8, 2010, is 12.25 inches for the left ear and 13.5 inches for the right.

Traditionally it is a hunting dog. The breed is better known for its distinctive droopy ears. It uses these ears to sweep up scents from the ground. Jennifer Wert of Colorado, USA, owned the Harbor, which is way ahead of the pack.

The ear span of Harbor is higher than the height of the shortest man in the world, Junrey Balawing, who measures about 23.5″. According to Guinness, even now, Harbor’s unusual long ears cause some problems, as strangers attempt to come up and give them a pull. It is one of the animal world records.

7 World’s tallest dog ever

Guinness World Records called the Great Dane from Michigan, the world’s tallest living dog in 2012 and 2013. Zeus, a 165-pound gentle giant, died on September 3, 2014, due to natural causes. Zeus stretched 7 ft 5 in when standing on his hind legs. From his foot to his withers, Zeus was 3 ft 8.0 inches when measured in October 2011.

Kevin Doorlag, the owner of Zeus, announced that he had died after showing old age symptoms. His owners told Guinness that every two weeks, Zeus devoured a 30-pound bag of food. Also, he drank water directly from the kitchen faucet using all four paws on the floor. He always required a van for transportation.

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When deciding the name, Denise’s owner required a big name for her giant dog, whereas her husband wanted to call this dog a beautiful little name. Despite his height, he had a laid-back personality. Moreover, he got along well with any person or animal. Also, Zeus was a very gentle and certified therapy dog. He visited more people at a nearby hospital.

Because of the impressive height of Zeus, he can drink straight from the tap. The previous record-holder, Giant George, was shorter than Zeus, who measured 43 inches and lived in the USA. Zeus, as well as George and many other previous record holders, is a Great Dane. 

6 World’s Fastest Tortoise

Tortoise is not well known for their speed. But indeed, we can say there is at least one tortoise that is massively mobile. Can any tortoise outrun a human being? What is the speed of the fastest tortoise? The Guinness Book of World Records also maintains the fastest tortoise record. The tortoise ran at a speed of 0.63 miles per hour usually.

They are poorly known for their slow pace, however, even for turtles. The highest rate that a tortoise can achieve is 0.28 m/s (0.92 ft/s). Bertie at Adventure Valley, U.K., reached this speed on July 9, 2014. 

It has always been very active. Visitors to this Adventure Valley would shock just how fast he was. We can find a Charlie, who was the previous record for a tortoise having the fastest speed. Bertie was a tortoise who completed an 18-foot course with a time of 19.53 seconds. That means he was reaching a rate of 0.92 feet per second or 0.62 mph. Bertie, the ‘Usain Bolt’ of tortoises, was beating a 37-year-old record. 

It can complete a 100m race in just six minutes, which means it is twice as fast as the average tortoise. Bertie may not be finishing with Usain Bolt anytime soon. Bertie lives cordially in the “luxury enclosure with the girlfriend Shelly,” where he likes the favorite snack—strawberries.

5 Longest domestic cat in the world

It is one of the animal world records. Stewie was the planet’s longest domestic cat, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Additionally, Stewie measured about 48.5 inches on August 28, 2010. Stewie’s death occurred on February 4, 2013, due to cancer at his home in Reno, Nevada, at age 8. Robin Hendrickson and Erik Brandsness were the owners of this domestic cat.

It is a gray tabby Maine Coon, and the full name was Mymains Stewart Gilligan. Despite its size, it was a very quiet and shy cat. Ludo was the previous record holder for the longest domestic cat. Now Guinness World Records awarded the title of the longest cat who is still living to Barivel. He measured 47.2 inches long, and this Maine Coon resides in Italy.

It has an Instagram profile and receives many comments asking about its size. This breed, also known as the American longhair. Additionally, it has held the Longest domestic cat title for almost a decade. The favorite dishes of this cat include fish, especially tuna and chicken. Before Barivel and Stewie, the previous record holder of this title was Scarlett’s Magic. 

It was a leopard-printed Savannah cat. A Savannah cat refers to the cross between a Serval cat and a domestic cat, and Scarlett’s Magic measures 42.72 inches long. She also has a sweet temperament and usually comes to schools, libraries, and retirement homes. 

4 World’s Longest Snake in Captivity

The longest snake on the planet is Medusa. It is a reticulated python and a snake species in the family Pythonidae. Also, Full Moon Productions Inc. in Kansas City, USA, owned this snake. IUCN Red List listed them as least concern due to its wide distribution. In many countries, people hunted this snake for the skin.

People also used it in traditional medicine—many humans sell this snake as a pet. It measured 25 ft 2 inches long when measured on October 12, 2011. The reptile is eight years old and weighs 350lb. It kept coiled up in a nook in a haunted home attraction. 

Medusa’s primary diet consists of a combination of rabbits, deer, and hogs served to it every two weeks. The behavior of a python can be wild, also unpredictable. But Medusa is usually tolerable, too respectable of others unless hungry, agitated, or provoked. When we pass through Medusa’s environment, we are completely taken aback, not only with its size but also its beauty. This snake holds one of the animal world records.

It also enjoys rats for a fun snack. Handlers know it has a purr like vibration. It will also make when it rubbed and happy and enjoys swimming in a pool made, especially. Moreover, it relates to other snakes at the haunted house, but it is the Queen of Snakes. It sometimes pairs up with among its owners the Queen of Haunts. It wanted twenty reliable handlers to carry it safely, and we always keep Rat Man at the tail end.

3 Dog with Largest Eyes

It is one of the animal world records. Most dogs begin their life with large, limpid, irresistible eyes. The Guinness Book of World Records showed a dog’s title with the Biggest eyes for a Boston Terrier named Bruschi. The owners of pug may say Bruschi is just an exception. Boston Terriers have giant globes!

Terriers have excellent eyes. It is better known for its herd and hunt. This four-year-old Bruschi lives with its owner, Victoria Reed, and other Boston Terrier, Toby. Additionally, this dog is a black and white Boston Terrier. He currently holds the record for a dog with enormous eyes. It measures about 28mm in diameter.

Victoria did not note the unusually large eyes of Bruschi at first. But after family, friends, and even his vet noticed how large the eyes of Bruschi. So she made a Guinness World Records application for the title on his behalf – which led to the title he now holds very fast. In August 2009, Bruschi adopted from a shelter. His previous owner abused him. So, he is safe and happy in his new house with Victoria. The globes of this dog make us want to take them our home immediately!

2 World’s largest crocodile in captivity

It is one of the animal world records. Lolong was a saltwater crocodile. In 2012, the Guinness World Records recognized it as an enormous crocodile in captivity in the world. The previous record-holder was the male saltwater crocodile, Cassius, in 2011. Cassius again holds the Guinness record since the death of Lolong in 2013.

The animal measures 20 feet 3 inches in length and weighs 2370 lb. So, it was making among the giant crocodiles ever measured from snout-to-tail. Experts estimated that it was more than 50 years old. He died due to pneumonia and cardiac arrest on February 10, 2013.

People caught Lolong in a Bunawan creek in the Agusan del Sur province in the Philippines on September 3, 2011. People captured him with the local government unit’s cooperation, Palawan’s crocodile hunters, and residents. Hunted for three weeks, it took around a hundred persons to bring it onto land. At several points, he became aggressive during the capture. Also, he broke twice the restraining ropes before eventually being adequately secured.

The taxidermy at the Philippine National Museum of Natural History preserved the remains of him. He was the main suspect in the water buffaloes’ disappearance in the public area. In the stomach content examination after ghee capture of him, no water buffalos’ remnants reported missing before the arrest of Lolong were found, nor human remains.

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1 The shortest cow in the world

Manikyam is the world’s shortest cow, according to the Guinness Book of Records. The cow was measuring about 24.07 inches from the hoof to the withers and weighing a mere 40 kg—the previous Guinness record holder Blaze from the U.S., who was 2 ft 3.19 in tall. A team from Guinness World Records came to god’s own country, Kerala, earlier in 2015.

They visit 6-year-old Manikyam in her hometown. She becomes a local celebrity at that time. She lives with her owner in Atholi in the south Indian state of Kerala. NV Balakrishnan is the owner of her, and he was a farmer and environmentalist. Additionally, it is one of the animal world records.

Balakrishnan obtained Manikyam as a new-born calf. Despite feeding this cow and raising it precisely like the other cows on the farm, her stalled growth at just over two feet. Manikyam is an unusual creature. She is like a family member of them. She is critical to them and responds when they call her name. Balakrishnan contacted the Guinness World Records when a veterinary surgeon told him that the Manikyam was unusually short despite having no deformities.

Manikyam is a rare breed of the indigenous Indian Vechur.’ The experts believed the milk has medicinal qualities and easy digestibility because of smaller fat globule size. The Vechur Ghee produced from the Vechur cow’s milk is famous for the high medicinal values of A2 beta-lactalbumin protein and higher arginine content. It is perfect for mending people’s health.