Wildlife with the longest tails

Giraffe -
It's perhaps no surprise that giraffes—the tallest land mammals in existence—have the longest tails of any creature on Earth—up to 2.4 m (8 ft).

Spider monkey -
Disproportionately long limbs and long prehensile tails (adapted to grasp or hold objects) place spider monkeys among the largest New World monkeys.

Howler monkey - Howler species are also noted for their exceptionally long and powerful prehensile tails.

Giant anteater -
Classified as Vulnerable by the IUCN, the giant anteater is recognized for its elongated muzzle as much as its long, bushy tail. 

Long-tailed widowbird -
A resident of Sub-Saharan Africa, the long-tailed widowbird is noted for its extremely long set of tail feathers, some reaching up to 50 cm.

Long-eared jerboa -
The head and body of this diminutive mouse-like rodent measures a maximum 9 cm  (3.5 in), while its disproportionately long tail is double this size, up to 16 cm.

Ring-tailed lemur -
The most recognized member of the lemur family due to its long, black-and-white ringed tail.

Tree pangolin -
The tree pangolin, a nocturnal animal, makes good use of its long, prehensile tail in the forests of equatorial Africa. 

Taiwan blue magpie -  The beautiful Taiwan blue magpie has a tail span of around 34–42 cm (13–17 in) in length.

Red-billed streamertail -
A species of hummingbird, the aptly named red-billed streamertail dazzles with its super long tail.

Eastern glass lizard -
Often mistaken for a snake because of its legless appearance, the eastern glass lizard is practically all tail. 

Angola colobus -
While the species is named after Angola, this Old World monkey is quite rare in that country, more commonly found in the Congo Basin. 

Plumed basilisk lizard -
Native to South America, the plumed basilisk lizard is noted for its striking plumed and crested appearance, and long spindly tail. 

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