Romulus received the title of the “Tallest Living Donkey” in 2013 when he was 19 years old. He measures at 17 hands in length and is much larger than the common donkey, who usually has a length of eight hands. Romulus resides in Texas along with his owner and his brother Remus and other animals, such as horses, goats, and some more donkeys.
They are very accepting of the donkey and his huge size. Apparently, they aren’t fazed by his large size and love playing with him. When Romulus isn’t busy chasing the others around the farm, he can be found sleeping in the shade or nibbling on her bale. His owners are Phil and Cara Barker Yellott.
Giraffes as Tall as A Single-Story House
Giraffes are the tallest terrestrial mammal in the world, according to the World Wildlife Federation. Male giraffes commonly reach five meters tall, which is the height of a single-story home. Even more impressive than that are their huge hearts. And we're not talking about generosity. These gentle creatures have a two-foot heart and a blood pressure that’s up to three times greater than a healthy human’s. This is necessary for the animal to pump blood up its excessively long neck.
Giraffes are so tall that it's difficult for them to stand up from a seated position. For this reason, you can almost always expect them to find them standing up. A calf, just a few hours after being born, can already run around. As an advantage to their long height, they can eat the best leaves at the top of tall trees which is basically like the cherry on top!
The Goliath Beetle
The Goliath Beetle is one of the largest insects in the world. In the larval stage, it can weigh 2.8 – 3.5 oz and measure up to 9.8 inches. They actually decrease in size as they get older and as adults are about half their size. An adult male Goliath beetle reaches a length of 2.4- 4.3 inches. Goliath Beetles live in the tropical forest in Africa.
Males and females are distinguished by the horn that males use to fight other males for food or potential mates. In the wild, they eat tree sap and a high-protein diet. When they are kept as pets, caretakers usually choose to feed the beetles cat and dog food as a supplement for protein.
The Goliath frog may not be the largest amphibian on earth, but it is the largest living species of frogs in the world. They can reach a weight of seven pounds or grow up to 12.6 inches. They live in Africa, in Cameroon, and the Republic of Equatorial Guinea in rivers.
Goliath frogs feast on spiders, small snakes, crabs, turtles, smaller frogs, worms and other insects. They only eat small snakes as larger snakes eat Goliath frogs. While Goliath frogs can live for up to 15 years, they are currently regarded as an endangered species due to habitat loss and being collected for food and the pet trade.
These Mega-Horns Aren’t Photoshopped
While this steer is far from being the biggest cow, his giant horns look like they're straight out of a sci-fi movie. It looks like they’ve been CGI-ed for our wildest fantasies, but they’re completely real and not photo-shopped. This is Lurch, an African Watusi steer. He has the largest horn circumference of any steer in the world at 37.5 inches.
His horns ended up being his cause of death in 2010 when cancer spread from the base of his horns. The legend of Lurch will live on in our memories. He’s survived by his loving owner Janice Wolf, who lives in Gassville, Arkansas.