Let’s face it, we all secretly love a good ogle at an ‘oddball’. And how nature has provided us with some absolute incredible examples of animals that have gotten WAY bigger than they should be. Here are the record breakers, the freaks and the downright shockers of the Animal world, and number 15 may be way closer to you than you think!
Zeus was the God of Sky and Thunder in Ancient Greek mythology. Fitting therefore that this thunderous Great Dane specimen was named after him. Zeus the Great Dane was a Michigan dog who gained worldwide fame when he was named the Tallest Dog in the World in 2012 by Guinness Book of World Records. He returned to defend his title in 2013 also! He measured a whopping 7ft 5 inches when standing on his hind legs and almost 4 feet from his foot to his withers. This magnificent dog, worthy of the name, died of old age September 2014.