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Zeus isn’t the only towering animal honoree to appear in the Guinness World Records 2013 book. In fact, one actually does wear a saddle — that’s Big Jake, the world’s tallest horse.
The 11-year-old Belgian gelding, who also hails from Wisconsin, stands 6 feet, 10 inches tall.
"He was extremely hard to hold on to when he was young … sometimes he would take me with him!” recalls Big Jake’s owner, Jerry Gilbert. But Jake’s calmed down as he’s matured. "He has a great temperament and works hard when he is harnessed to a wagon."
Both Zeus and Jake would tower over Savannah Islands Trouble, but this feline is no size slouch, either. Trouble, as he was known, appears in the book as the tallest cat, at 19 inches.
Unfortunately, Trouble passed away last month. He was a Savannah cat, a breed created by crossing an African Serval with a domestic feline, reports the Huffington Post.
Trouble lived in Lodi, Calif, with his owner, Debby Maraspini.
“Trouble seemed to enjoy all the attention he got, he'd sit up like a king or take a stroll about like he owned wherever he was,” reads a tribute on his web site.
You can see Trouble in this 2011 video from the Sacramento Bee.
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