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Phenomenal Animal Feats In Guinness World Records 2013 Edition

Phenomenal Animal Feats In Guinness World Records 2013 Edition via Babble

Years ago, I worked as a library teacher and one of the most sought after books each week were the Guinness World Records. Our supply consisted of only a few older versions but the kids gravitated toward them each and every week.

The most popular section was the animals, of course, as students marveled at the remarkable things animals did, and how they grew or looked.

The Guinness World Records books still amaze the young (and old), so we decided to highlight just a few of the amazing animals here at Babble Pets.

Click through to see them all.

 

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  • Longest Wave Surfed By A Dog 1 of 8
    Longest Wave Surfed By A Dog
    The longest wave surfed by a dog in open water is 107.2 meters (351.7 ft), and was achieved by Abbie Girl at Ocean Beach Dog Beach, in San Diego, California, USA, on October 18 2011.
    Image: Ryan Schude/Guinness World Records
  • Tallest Dog 2 of 8
    Tallest Dog
    A 3 year-old Great Dane named Zeus from Michigan, USA, is verified as the tallest dog ever, measuring 111.8 cm (44 in) from foot to withers.
    Image: Kevin Scott Ramos/Guinness World Records
  • Most Slam Dunks By A Parrot 3 of 8
    Most Slam Dunks By A Parrot
    Zac, a 25-year-old parrot from San Jose, CA, holds the record for most slam dunks by a parrot in one minute with 22 dunks.
    Image: James Ellerker/Guinness World Records
  • Smallest Dog 4 of 8
    Smallest Dog
    The smallest therapy dog is Cupcake, a female long-haired chihuahua, who measured 15.87 (6.25 in) tall, on September 8, 2012. She is owned by Angela Bain of Moorestown, New Jersey.
    Image: Philip Robertson/Guinness World Records
  • Longest Snake 5 of 8
    Longest Snake
    The longest snake - ever (captivity) is Medusa, a reticulated python (python reticulatus), and is owned by Full Moon Productions Inc. in Kansas City, Missouri. When measured on October 12, 2011, she was found to be 7.67 m (25 ft 2 in) long.
    Image: Kevin Scott Ramos/Guinness World Records
  • Fastest Sheep 6 of 8
    Fastest Sheep
    The most races won by a sheep is 165 out of 179 total season races, and was achieved by 'Lamborghini' (UK) at Odds Farm Park, in High Wycombe, Bucks, UK.
    Image: Paul Michael Hughes/Guinness World Records
  • Tallest Donkey 7 of 8
    Tallest Donkey
    A 4-year-old Oklahoma Sam from Watsonville, California, is crowned the tallest living donkey. She measures 155.45 cm (61 in) from hoof to withers.
    Image: Kevin Scott Ramos/Guinness World Records
  • Classic Book 8 of 8
    Classic Book
    The 2013 version is now available.

Image: Guinness World Records

 

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