Longest tail on a dog: When Irish wolfhound Keon, five, wags his tail you'd better watch out — because it's 30.2in long. He lives with owner Ilse Loodts, 46, in Westerlo, Belgium, who applied for the record when her sons realised Keon's tail surpassed that of the previous record holder, another wolfhound, by 1.7in
Kakapo nest with eggs. The Kakapo Parrot of New Zealand, Strigops habroptilus also called owl parrots are large, flightless, nocturnal, ground dwelling parrots that live in New Zealand. It is the world's only flightless parrot, the heaviest parrot, nocturnal, herbivorous, visibly sexually dimorphic in body size, has a low basal metabolic rate, no male parental care, and is the only parrot to have a polygynous lek breeding system. It is also possibly one of the world's longest-living birds
Longest cat: At 3ft 10.6in, Ludo is three times the size of the average moggie. A Maine Coon, one of the biggest domestic cat breeds, Ludo, three, lives with owner Kelsey Gill in Ryhill, West Yorkshire. She says: 'He's very friendly but some visitors are scared, as they're more used to seeing dogs that size.'
The Kakapo: I first fell in love with them when learning about them through the BBC documentary "Last Chance to See". Fat, flightless birds that are completely defenseless when attacked. They are one of the most sweetest, charismatic birds I've ever seen and I aspire to encounter these beautiful birds and hope to contribute in the conservation of these gorgeous birds.
Australia's longest lived parrot dies On this day …….. 1st September 1936 Cocky Bennett the sulphur-crested cockatoo died in Sydney in 1916 aged 120 — possibly making him Australia’s longest lived parrot (although his precise age varies from source to source). The legendarily raucous bird spent the first 78 years of his life sailing the South Sea Islands with his […]
The California Condor is the largest North American land bird and inhabits northern Arizona and southern Utah, coastal mountains of central and southern California, and northern Baja California. The condor is a scavenger and eats large amounts of carrion. It is one of the world's longest-living birds, with a lifespan of up to 60 years.