Worlds Tallest Dog
The tallest dog on record was named Shamgret Danzas. He was
42 inches tall (at the shoulder) and weighed 238 pounds.
Worlds Smallest Dog
The smallest dog in history was a tiny Yorkie from Blackburn,
England. At 2 years of age, and fully grown, was an incredible
2½ inches tall by 3¾ inches long. He weighed
only 4 ounces. He was approximately the size of a box of wooden
Worlds Largest Dog
The worlds heaviest, as well as, longest dog ever recorded
was an Old English Mastiff named Zorba. In 1989, Zorba weighed
343 pounds and was 8 feet 3 inches long from nose to tail.
Worlds Most Poisonous Animal
The golden poison arrow frog of Columbia has a skin secretion
that is so deadly it can not be handled by bare hands. Native
Americans used the poison to coat their hunting arrows. Just
0.2 micrograms of his poison in your bloodstream would kill
Worlds Sleepiest Animal
No matter how lazy your pet cat is, he is no match for the
armadillo, opossum or sloth. They spend an average 80% of
their lives sleeping or dozing. Imagine how you feel at your
8 AM class? Armadillos, Opossums, and sloths feel that way
ALL the time.
Worlds Largest Spider
The largest spider in the world is the giant bird eating spider
of Guyana, Surinam, and French Guiana. In 1965, a male specimen
was collected that had a leg span of more than 11 inches.
Worlds Strongest Animal
The strongest animal, relative to body size, is the Rhinoceros
Beetle. It can support 850 times its own body weight on its
back. Consider that in human terms, it would be as if a 150
pound man could carry 127,000 pounds.
The centipede in southern Europe has 177 PAIRS of legs.
Longest Flea Jump
Of the 1830 varieties of fleas, the champion jumper is the
cat flea. It has been known to leap as high as 34 inches.
This may not sound impressive, but consider that jumping to
such a height relative to body size the flea is subjecting
itself to over 200 g's. If a person leaped this high and fast,
the g force endured would be as if they weighed 20,000 pounds.
The flea takes off with greater acceleration than the Space
Worlds Fattest Cat
The worlds fattest cat was a neutered male tabby named "Himmey".
When he died, he weighed almost 47 pounds. He had a 15 inch
neck, was 38 inches long and had a 33 inch waist.
Worlds Smallest Cat
The worlds smallest cat is a male blue point Himalayan-Persian
named "Tinker Toy". He is just 2¾ inches
tall and 7½ inches long.
Worlds Largest Feline
The largest feline ever recorded is a captive Siberian Tiger
named "Jauper" He is 10 feet 11 inches long and
weighes 932 pounds.
Worlds Largest Bird
The largest bird is the male African Ostrich. They can stand
as high as 9 feet and weigh as much as 345 pounds. They are
also the fastest bird and can run at speeds up to 40 miles
Worlds Smallest Bird
The adult male "bee hummingbird" of Cuba is only
2¼ inches long from bill to tail. They weigh only 0.056
Worlds Largest Wingspan
The wandering albatross has the largest wingspan of any living
bird. One very old male bird had a recorded span of 11 feet
Worlds Oldest Bird
The greatest age for which a bird has been reliably recorded
is 80 years old. A Sulfur-Crested Cockatoo named "Cocky"
lived and died at the London Zoo.
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