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Romulus and Cara - November 6, 2013
Species Donkey
Breed American Mammoth
Sex Male
Born 2004 (age 18–19)
Title World’s Tallest Donkey
Predecessor Oklahoma Sam
Owner Cara Barker Yellott and Phil Yellott
Weight 1300 lbs
Height 68 inches (172.72 cm)

Romulus is the world's tallest living donkey, as certified by the Guinness World Records. He is just over 2 2/3 times as tall as KneeHi, the Guinness World Record holder for shortest donkey. He is owned by Phil and Cara Barker Yellott of Adrian, Michigan. Romulus is an American Mammoth Jackstock gelding. Romulus has a brother Remus, who is just 2 inches (50.8 mm) shorter.


Romulus is 19 years old and has been measured at 17 hands (68 inches, 173 cm) from hooves to withers. Romulus weighs about 1,300 pounds (590 kg). Romulus and Remus are American Mammoth Jackstock donkeys, the world's largest donkey breed. American mammoths were developed and utilized for their potential to produce large mules when cross-bred with horses.

Guinness World Record

On February 8, 2013, Romulus was measured for the Guinness Book of World Records. His paperwork was received in London and certified by Guinness World Records on May 13, 2013.

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