Bites at Animal Planet

17 Sep

Say hi to Fanny, the robotic dragon

We here at Animal Planet love all creatures, real or not. So when we came across Fanny, a 30-foot-tall, fire-breathing animatronic dragon, we couldn’t help but fall in love with her (…it?). Blame it on our obsession with Game of Thrones.

For one thing, just look at her! According to the Daily Mail, Fanny was designed by German company Zollner Elektronic AG for a German folk play called Drachenstich. In all, Fanny weighs 11 tons, has a 39-foot wingspan and can spew 80 liters of blood. Thanks to all those specs, the Guinness Book of World Records officially recognized Fanny as the largest walking robot.  

This is not fake. That is a giant robotic dragon! (Photo Credit: Zollner Elektronik AG)
Pretty awesome, right?

From dragons to mermaids to Bigfoot, mythical animals can capture the imagination, regardless of whether they’re real or not. What do you think?

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