17 Amazing Animals That Broke Guinness Records In 2017
Caspa, the llama who jumped the highest bar
While they’re known for being stubborn, llamas have been trained to shepherd other livestock for hundreds of years. Caspa showed off her skills by leaping over a 3 foot, 8.5 inch bar.
Manikyam, the world’s smallest cow
While her owners fed and raised her normally, this tiny cow grew up to be only 2 feet tall, smaller than a Labrador retriever.
Tigger, the dog with the longest ears ever recorded
Tell Tigger how nice his ears are, because no matter where you are he can probably hear you. His right ear is actually a little longer than the left one: 13.75 inches compared to just 13.5.
Chris, the world’s woolliest sheep
When Chris was separated from the rest of his herd, he grew a staggering 88 pounds of the fluffy stuff, which was shaved off by his rescuers.
Einstein, the world’s smallest horse
Einstein’s owners have been breading “Pinto Stallions” for 20 years, but most of them grow to be 3 feet tall. Einstein is just 2 feet tall, and only weighs 6 pounds.
Otto, the skateboarding Bulldog
Otto holds the very unique record of “longest human tunnel skateboarded through by a dog.” The Peruvian pup shredded underneath 30 people to set the record in 2015.
Milly, the smallest dog ever recorded
The teacup Chihuahua is just under 4 inches tall, but she makes up for it in sheer cuteness.
Freddy, the tallest living dog
This 3 foot, 4.75 inch tall Great Dane has a habit of snacking on his owner’s couches, and even if she hides his treats on top of the fridge he can pull them down.
Lazy J’s Bluegrass, the longhorn with the longest horns
Even in a herd of cows, Bluegrass stands out for his intimidating 9 feet, 8 inch long horns. I’ll admire them from my side of the fence, just to be safe.
Arcturus, the tallest domestic cat ever
Owned by the same couple as Cygnus, the long-tailed cat, this Savannah breed can stand at the dinner table and beg for scraps. On his back paws, he stands 19 inches tall and weighs 30 pounds.
Hercules, world’s largest living cat
Hercules is a “liger,” the child of a male lion and a female tiger. He’s the undisputed king of his wildlife preserve in Myrtle Beach, measuring 131 inches long and weighing 922 pounds.
Mochi, the dog with the longest tongue
This Saint Bernard uses his 7-inch long tongue to slurp up his favorite treat, peanut butter.
Toby, the balloon-popping Whippet
This energetic dog from Calgary, Canada beat his own record by popping 100 balloons in just 28.22 seconds. That’s more than 3 balloons per second. Here’s footage of Toby’s first world record attempt (not his most recent one).
Big Jake, the world’s tallest horse
This 9-year-old Belgian Gelding stands at an enormous 20.68 hands, or 82.75 inches for us city-folk.
Franchesca, the rabbit with the longest hair
The English Angora bunny grew her hair out to an impressive 14.37 inches for her record.
Bertie, the fastest tortoise ever
Bertie’s owners built him his own track in the backyard so he could practice his sprints. The hard work paid off, because he was clocked running 0.92 feet per second. That’s speedy!…Well, for a turtle at least.