New Guinea Pig in Guinness World Records
Previous long jump record holder, Diesel, cleared a gap of 20.5 cm (8.07 in) in London, UK on July 27, 2009. Chloe was inspired to break the record after reading about this feat in the 2011 edition of Guinness World Records in her school library. She tempted both Truffles and her sister’s guinea pig, Nibbles, to leap across shoe boxes with a piece of cucumber as a reward. Chloe’s mother, Angela, said, “She kept moving the shoeboxes and got him to jump further and further.” Truffles record jump was filmed in Rosyth, Fife, UK on February 21 and verified by officials as breaking the previous record by more than 9cm on March 15.Other notable cavies verified by Guinness World Records are the “World’s Fastest Guinea Pig,” Flash, who beat nine other guinea pigs and clocked 10m (32.81ft) in 8.81 seconds on July 27, 2009 in London, UK. The “Highest Jump by a Guinea Pig” was at height of 20 cm (7.8 in) made by Puckel Martin on March 16, 2003 in Vargön, Sweden.
You have a chance to see the latest internationally known guinea pig in person. Truffles was invited to take part in publicity for the launch of the 2013 edition of Guinness World Records later this year.
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