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10 Record Breaking Large Animals

Updated on June 9, 2019
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I love animals and I love doing research, so I combine the two to bring you some fact-filled articles on animals around the world.

Zeus the great dane
Zeus the great dane | Source


A Great dane named Zeus was the tallest dog on record at 44 inches tall. Zeus lived in Michigan and sadly died just one month before his sixth birthday. He stood at 7 feet, 4 inches when on his hind legs.

George the Great dane
George the Great dane | Source


George the great dane comes in second at 43 inches tall. He lived in Tuscon Arizona but sadly died one month before his eighth birthday. George weighed 245 pounds and on his hind feet could stand at 7 feet 3 inches.

Zorba | Source


Zorba was an English Mastiff in London who weighed 343 pounds. His length from nose to tail was an amazing 8 feet, 3 inches. He stood at 37 inches at the shoulder.

Stewie the Maine Coon
Stewie the Maine Coon | Source


Stewie is a Main Coon cat that is an astonishing 4 ft 04 inches long. He also has a second record broken for the worlds longest cat tail. He lived with his owner in Reno Nevada but sadly Stewie passed away after a long battle with cancer when he was eight years old.

Barviel the Maine coon
Barviel the Maine coon | Source


Barivel, a Maine Coon cat, comes in at 3 ft 11.2 in long. Barivel was verified as the longest cat in May 22,2018 in Vigevano, Pavia, Italy.

Himmy the Tabby
Himmy the Tabby | Source


Himmy was the heaviest cat weighing in at 46.8 pounds. Sadly Himmy died at 10 years due to respiratory failure. He lived in Cairns, Queenland and was a tabby cat.

Goldie the huge goldfish
Goldie the huge goldfish | Source


Goldie the goldfish is a huge goldfish at 15 inches long, and weighing 2 pounds! His owner, 83 year old Ada Shaw, said she bought him 15 years ago when he was just an inch long.

Ralph the giant rabbit
Ralph the giant rabbit | Source


Ralph the rabbit is 55 pounds and is only 4 years old. Ralph is over 3 feet long. He is a Continental Giant.

Bandit the raccoon
Bandit the raccoon | Source


A domesticated raccoon comes in next named Bandit. He weighs an incredible 75 pounds and lives in Palmerton PA. Bandit was a rescue and due to a thyroid problem he gained massive weight. Unfortunately Bandit died on May 9, 2004 at age 10.

Sammy the tortoise
Sammy the tortoise


Sammy is a domestic tortoise that lives in San Francisco, CA and weighs in at 115 pounds! His owner is the famous Colin Kaepernick.


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