Top 10 Animal Has the Longest Tail
The Long-Tailed Widow Bird:The male flutters and spreads its long tail feathers to attract females during the breeding season. It’s no wonder this bird sometimes goes by the Zulu name Sakabula meaning ‘show – off.’
The Leopard Whipray:The leopard whipray (Himantura leoparda) has a tail measuring almost four feet long. This makes its tail as much as three times the length of its body.
The Common Thresher Shark:The common thresher shark (Alopias vulpinus) has a tail, or more specifically, a caudal fin measuring up to ten feet in length. This is the same length as the shark’s body.
Eastern Glass Lizard:The Eastern glass lizard (Ophisaurus ventralis) has a tail measuring 30 inches in length with a body that’s only twelve inches long.
The Black Spider Monkey:The black spider monkey (Ateles paniscus) has a tail measuring up to 32 inches long. This is notable because its body is just 24 inches long.
The Ring-Tailed Lemur:The ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta) has a black and white ringed tail with a length stretching up to 25 inches. With a body measuring 18 inches, this animal’s tail is the length of its body plus seven inches.
The Long-Eared Jerboa: is a hopping rodent with a tail measuring seven inches. This doesn’t seem so long until you find out its body is just three and a half inches long.
The Ribbon-Tailed Astrapia:The Ribbon-tailed Astrapia (Astrapia mayeri) is a bird with a tail measuring three feet. This means its tail feathers are three times as long as its 12-inch body.
The Giraffe:The giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) has a tail measuring up to eight feet. Its body is about eight feet long as well making it’s tail the same length as its body.
The Angola Colobus:The Angola colobus (Colobus angolensis) is a monkey with a tail measuring 30 inches long. However, the furry black and white body of this monkey is only 27 inches long.