Video: Introducing Rasputin - the goat with the largest horn spread

Video: Introducing Rasputin - the goat with the largest horn spread

Published 09 February 2017

Say hello to Rasputin, the Walliser black-necked goat who has entered Guinness World Records 2017 Edition for having the Largest horn spread – goat (living).
 
Largest horn spread on a goat
He was bought by owner Martin Pirker five years ago, when his horns were still very small.
 
Since then, Rasputin's horns have had a massive growth spurt and now measure a magnificent 135.2 cm (53.23 in) in length!
 
 
Rasputin currently lives in Lienz, Tyrol in Austria with his ‘wife’ Lily and their son Lucky, fellow black-necked goats.
 
Guinness World Records visited Rasputin and Martin in their scenic hometown to take photographs for the GWR 2017 book

FACT: The black-necked goat (scientifically known as Capra hircus) has a very distinctive appearance - black to the shoulder and white down to the tail.
 
Martin named his record-breaking goat after Grigori Rasputin (1869–1916) – the mystical advisor to Russia’s Czar Nicholas II, famed for his piercing stare and distinctive long, black beard.
 
Rasputin the goat
  
 Rasputin is featured in the Guinness World Records 2017 Edition alongside loads of wonderful record-breaking animals.