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Meet the world’s most roar-some record-breakers in Guinness World Records: Wild Things!

From gentle ocean giants to bloodthirsty bugs, the animal kingdom is crawling with incredible record-breaking creatures! In Wild Things nature’s most amazing animals get their moment to shine.

We venture from the highest mountains and the hottest deserts to the densest rainforests and deepest oceans to reveal the natural world’s most extreme critters.

Komodo dragon

Komodo Dragon

With venomous saliva, sharp teeth and a tail powerful enough to knock its prey over, you don't want to mess with the Largest lizard.

The average male is 2.59 m (8 ft 6 in) long and weighs 79-91 kg (175-200 lb), and can double its body weight with a single meal! 

Capybara

Capybara

Hamsters and guinea pigs make some of the sweetest pets. Now get ready to meet their much bigger cousins from South America!

Measuring 1-1.3 m (3 ft 3 in-4 ft 3 in) and weighing up to 79 kg (174 lb), the capybara is the world's Largest rodent. It also looks quite charming!

Cassowary

Cassowary

You can't miss these forest-dwelling birds from Australia with their blue heads, green eggs and a deadly secret weapon…

This colourful creature is the Most dangerous bird. What makes it so perilous? Well, it's because of their feet: on their inner toes you'll find a super-sharp claw that can be as long as 12 cm (5 in), so watch out!

Orca

Orca

Formidable speed and intelligence make killer whales one of the ocean’s top predators – even great white sharks flee from them!

Reaching speeds of 55.5 km/h (34.5 mph), these Largest dolphin species can exhaust their prey by chasing it for hours on end.

Triceratops

Triceratops

There’s a whole chapter dedicated to record-breaking beasts – including this much-loved favourite, the longest-horned dino!

These now-extinct monsters had the Longest dinosaur horns, measuring up to 4 ft (1.2 m) long.

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Also in Wild Things is the BUGS TO LIFE! feature which enables you to see record-breaking creepy-crawlies turn from 2D to 3D before your very eyes!

Keep up to date with all the latest breaking wildlife records and news stories about amazing animals on the Guinness World Records website.

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