The World’s Tallest Donkey: When it comes to determining the tallest donkey in the world, the answer may surprise you. While we’re not suggesting that Romulus or Remus are the world’s tallest, they may be the tallest among donkeys. Romulus and Remus measured 17 hands.

According to Leah Patton, the manager of the American Donkey and Mule Society, Romulus is taller than Oklahoma Sam, the current record holder. She claims the donkey was certified by Guinness and six witnesses.

Romulus: The World’s Tallest Donkey


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Height: 5′.8″

weight: 1300 pounds

According to the Guinness World Records, Romulus is the tallest living donkey. He is more than two and a half times taller than KneeHi, the world’s shortest donkey, belongs to Phil and Carrie Barker Yellott of Adrian, Michigan. He is an American Mammoth Jackstock gelding.

Romulus is 17 years old and stands five feet, eight inches at the shoulder. He weighs around 1,300 pounds. He is named after two of Rome’s founders, Romulus and Remus. Remus is only 16 inches shorter than Romulus.

According to the American Donkey and Mule Society (which is a precursor to the Guinness Book of World Records), Romulus is taller than Oklahoma Sam. Although his height is not as impressive as that of the shortest donkey, he is still tall enough to win the title.

Remus: The World’s Tallest Donkey


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Height: 5 feet 6 inches

weight: 1,300 pounds

A Texas donkey named Romulus has been topped the World’s Tallest Donkey. He stands 17 hands from the hooves to his withers and weighs more than a thousand pounds. This mammoth donkey lives with his brother Remus on a farm. Together, the pair guard the farm’s livestock.

The donkeys are taller than people and bear the names of the founding fathers of the ancient city of Rome. Both are mammoth jackstock donkeys from America. Both suffer from separation anxiety and have a strong attachment to their owners.

They are renowned for having the potential to bray, which has a fog horn-like sound.



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Derrick, the tallest donkey in the world, is a good-natured giant. The 12-year-old volunteer who looks after him has been helping at the sanctuary for two years. The gentle giant stands 16.3 Hands (5ft 7in) tall and is expected to continue growing for another year.

Derrick is not quite as tall as Romulus, the current tallest donkey. He is one inch shy of the current record. He lives in the Radcliffe Donkey Sanctuary in Lincolnshire, where 59 donkeys, mules, and horses look after him.

Big Jake: Tallest horse


Big Jake horse
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The Midwest Horse Fair will feature both the donkey and horse world records.

The tallest donkey, Remus, and the tallest horse in the world, Big Jake, will be on display at the fair.

Big Jake is six feet 11 inches tall and weighs more than two thousand pounds. While Big Jake is the world’s tallest horse, the world’s tallest donkey is even taller. Remus is 5 feet 8 inches taller and weighs more than 2,500 pounds.

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