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The Guinness World Records of the animal kingdom

A rampaging reptile and a coordinated canine have made their way into the new Guinness World Records book.

After researching and scouring the animal kingdom for over a year, the global authority on record-breaking achievement, announced the best new pet and animal records from the new Guinness World Records 2016 edition, including a goalkeeping pup and the furriest rabbit around!

Key highlights from this year’s edition include:

  • The Longest fur on a rabbit is 36.5 cm (14.37 inches) and belongs to 2-year-old English Angora rabbit Franchesca, (pictures above),  from Morgan Hill, California, USA, as measured on August 17, 2014.
  • The Greatest speed achieved by a tortoise is 0.28 m/s (0.6 miles/hr) and was achieved by ‘Bertie’ at Adventure Valley, Brasside, Durham, UK on July 9, 2014, breaking a record which had stood since 1977!
  • The most balls caught by a dog with the paws in one minute is 14 and was achieved by 9-year-old Purin and her owner Makoto Kumagai (both Japan) in Sakura, Chiba, Japan, on March 22, 2015.

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