Sunday, February 10, 2013
Tallest donkey: Waxahachie donkey breaks Guinness world record (VIDEO)
WAXAHACHIE, TX, USA -- Romulus, a 'gentle, friendly and intelligent' donkey owned by Phil and Cara Yellott, who along with brother Remus came to the Yellotts as a rescue animal,
is 68 inches tall (five feet six and a half inches tall), setting the new world record for the Tallest donkey,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: Romulus, the world's tallest donkey, is reported to be 2 inches taller than the current record holder called Oklahoma Sam. (enlarge photo)
The Guinness world record for the Tallest donkey is 15¾ hands, or 63 inches, held by a donkey in Watsonville, Calif.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the Largest collection of donkeys, set by Delores DeJohn (USA), who has 690 donkey-related items.
The Yellott's have two American Mammoth Jackstock Donkey brothers named Romulus and Remus.
Romulus, who the Yellott's believe may be the world's tallest donkey, is reported to be 2 inches taller than the current Guinness record holder called Oklahoma Sam, who, ironically, lives in California.
The Yellott's say there are less than 5,000 American Mammoth Jackstock Donkeys in the world. The pair of brothers were rescued after a previous owner realized he could not afford to feed them the amount they need to be fed.
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