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17 Amazing Animals That Broke a Guinness Record on 2017

These special animals all stand out because of their impressive physical features or skills which earned them a spot in the Guinness World Records books. Via: Shared.com

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    Caspa, the llama who jumped the highest bar

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    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.


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    Manikyam, the world's smallest cow

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    While her owners fed and raised her normally, this tiny cow grew up to be only 2 feet tall, smaller than a Labrador retriever.


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    Tigger, the dog with the longest ears ever recorded

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    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.


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    Chris, the world's woolliest sheep

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    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.


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    Einstein, the world's smallest horse

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    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.


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    Otto, the skateboarding Bulldog

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    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.


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    Milly, the smallest dog ever recorded

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    The teacup Chihuahua is just under 4 inches tall, but she makes up for it in sheer cuteness.


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    Freddy, the tallest living dog

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    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.


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    Lazy J's Bluegrass, the longhorn with the longest horns

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    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.


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    Arcturus, the tallest domestic cat ever

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    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.


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    Hercules, world's largest living cat

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    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.


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    Mochi, the dog with the longest tongue

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    This Saint Bernard uses his 7-inch long tongue to slurp up his favorite treat, peanut butter.


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    Toby, the balloon-popping Whippet

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    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).


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    Big Jake, the world's tallest horse

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    This 9-year-old Belgian Gelding stands at an enormous 20.68 hands, or 82.75 inches for us city-folk.


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    Franchesca, the rabbit with the longest hair

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    The English Angora bunny grew her hair out to an impressive 14.37 inches for her record.


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    Bertie, the fastest tortoise ever

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    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.


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    Keon, the dog with the longest tail

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    The Irish wolfhound's fly-swatter is an impressive 30.2 inches long, from the bone to the tip, not including hair.

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