From gentle ocean giants to bloodthirsty bugs, the animal kingdom is crawling with incredible record-breaking creatures! In Wild Things – appropriately launching on Thursday 4 October, World Animal Day – nature’s most amazing animals get their moment to shine. amazing things, amazing things,amazing things
We venture from the highest mountains and the hottest deserts to the densest rainforests and deepest oceans to reveal the natural world’s most extreme critters. Explore our illustrated maps to discover some of the record-breaking wildlife living in your local neighbourhood.
Below is just a small selection of the record-holding wild things that star in our new book…
1. Komodo Dragon
With venomous saliva, sharp teeth and a tail powerful enough to whip prey of its feet, the Largest lizard is not to be messed with.
The average male is 2.59 m (8 ft 6 in) long and weighs 79-91 kg (175-200 lb), and can double its body weight with a single meal!