According to Newton's Apple, the animal with the longest tail is the male giraffe, or the Giraffa camelopardalis. The people of ancient Rome called this species the camel-leopard. This animal's tail can grow as long as 8... More »

The blue whale possesses the largest tongue of any animal. The tongue of an average-size adult blue whale weighs 3 tons. When the size of a tongue is considered in relation to body size, the chameleon comes in first plac... More »

Unearthed in mid-May 2014, the longest and largest bone ever found belongs to an as-yet unnamed species of titanosaur that was discovered in Patagonia. The bone, a femur, is well over 6 feet long. More »

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An ocean quahog, Arctica islandica, is presently the animal with the longest-known lifespan for a non-colonial animal. Caught in 2006, the clam was discovered to have lived for 507 years. More »

A leopard's tail is as long as its entire body. This helps the leopard maintain balance and make turns more quickly. The leopard is a fast, solitary mammal that reaches speeds up to 35 miles per hour. Birds and dinosaurs... More »

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You can purchase a giraffe from exotic animal breeders or zoos that are going out of business. Like most exotic pets, you will need a special permit to keep a giraffe on your property. More »

The giraffe is the tallest animal in the world, and giraffe babies are taller than most humans. Baby giraffes stand within 30 minutes of birth and are capable of running alongside other giraffes after 10 hours of life. N... More »