I just ran across this photo of one of the largest bulls in the world:
Chilli is a Friesian bull who lives at the Ferne Animal Sanctuary in Somerset, England. He weighs more than a ton and is over 6 feet tall (the same height as a small elephant!).
A few other giants of the animal world:
Hercules, the largest cat in the world.
Hercules weighs over 900 pounds, is nearly 11 feet long and a little over 4 feet tall (to compare, about 1 1/2 feet taller than the average desk).
Or how about Zeus, “the tallest dog ever” at 44 inches (just for reference, a standard kitchen counter is 36 inches tall, so I’m guessing Zeus’ owners never leave things on the counter).
Then, there’s Romulus, the tallest donkey in the world, at 5 feet, 8 inches at the withers.
Compared to KneeHi, the shortest donkey on record at just over 25 inches, Romulus is a true giant.
This was fun and interesting. Poor Zeus needs one of those feeding stations where he doesn’t have to bend over so low. I’d love to have little KneeHi for a pet. He is just darling!
Always am a sucker for giant (and peewee ) animals. I had a cat , Denzel Washington, so high and tall with such long legs that everyone commented I should have named him Michael Jordan instead.
WOW!!! Some “honkin’ big” critters out there! Thanks for the pics!
I love large animals! Zeus has to be my favorite. He reminds me of my Great Dane. She is a big girl standing at 35 inches tall, so I could only imagine what it’s like having Zeus around. I also can’t get over how big the bull is. He looks so big standing next to that guy! This is very fascinating.
It is really nice to see these and so interesting. They had a photo in our newspaper on a giant Holstein in our area. I think that bull is taller than it was.
That is one realllly big bull!!!! Makes me think it would be like standing next to a dinosaur. A small one. I’ll bet taking Zeus for a walk is a real traffic stopper, too.