Angola Colobus

The Angola colobus is a species of African monkey found primarily in the canopy. Their tails measure 28–33 inches, while their whole length ranges from 19–27 inches.

Spider monkey

The spider monkey has long legs and a tail. Their body length is 21 inches, and their tail is 34 inches. The spider monkey's tail can sustain its entire body weight.

 Red kangaroo

The red kangaroo can weigh 200 pounds, stand 5 feet tall, and have a 3-foot tail. The red kangaroo's long tail was traditionally thought to aid in balance and support.

Ring-tailed lemur

The ring-tailed lemur's tail has 13 alternating black and white bands. They're native to southeastern Madagascar and have 2-foot tails.

Howler monkey

Howler monkeys are herbivores with 26-inch tails. They utilise their lengthy tail to hold tree branches. Since they live in trees, they eat leaves, vines, and fruit.

Tree kangaroos

The average length of a tree kangaroo is 32 inches, with their tails measuring another 36 inches. This marsupial's long tail serves as a stabiliser while it's up in the canopy.

Snow leopards

Snow leopards have leopard-like markings and rosettes. However, they're connected to tigers. A snow leopard's 3-foot-long tail helps it balance on rough slopes.


Long tails help cows fend off insects. The average cow's tail is 7 to 8 inches long, making it unique among animals. There are breeds with shorter tails.

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