RECORD BREAKING ANIMALS
Added on: 7th Oct 2016
As surprising as it may sound, the African elephant is the
best sniffer in the animal kingdom. Elephants have twice the
number of smell genes as dogs and five times more than
humans, which helps them smell water up to 12 miles
(19 km) away.
LONGEST CAT FUR
The longest recorded fur on a cat is 25.68 centimetres
(10.11 inches) long and belongs to Sophie Smith, owned
by Jami Smith as measured in Oceanside, California
on 9th November 2013.
MOST POWERFUL BITE
The Saltwater crocodile has by far the most powerful bite in
the animal kingdom. These giant predators can slam their
jaws shut with 3,700 pounds per square inch (psi), or
16,460 newtons of bite force, which might even rival
the bite force of the legendary T-Rex.
DEEPEST MAMMAL DIVER
Cuvier’s beaked whale surprised scientists by reaching depths
of nearly 10,000ft (3,048m) below the ocean surface, the
farthest depth ever observed among mammals. The farthest
depths humans have ever ventured into (without a submarine)
is just over 1,000ft (305m).
FASTEST FRONT PAWS WALK BY A DOG
The fastest 5 metres (16.4ft) on front paws by a dog is 2.39 sec
and was achieved by “Konjo” at Tustin Sports Park, Tustin,
California on 22nd December 2014. Konjo is half Papillon, a
quarter Jack Russell, and a quarter Chihuahua.
BIGGEST EATER AMONG MAMMALS
In terms of food amount to body size, shrews are the biggest
eaters among mammals. Every day, these little creatures
have to eat up to three times their own weight in food to
survive. Elephants, for example, eat just about
1/20 of their weight in food.
The Colossal squid, a giant mollusc reaching an impressive size
of up to 14m (46ft), is the proud owner of this animal record.
The largest recorded eyeball of this animal species measured
an incredible 27 centimetres (11 inches).
The smallest living dog, in terms of height, is a female
Chihuahua called Milly, who measured just 9.65 centimetres
(3.8 inches) tall on 21st February 2013 and is owned by
Vanesa Semler of Dorado, Puerto Rico.