World of the Bizarre
Tiny 20-inch cow is born on farm in Bangladesh
By T.K. Randall
July 18, 2021 · 10 comments
The pint-sized bovine is so miniscule in stature that it is a possible contender for the world's smallest cow.
Measuring a mere 20 inches in height and weighing in at 57 pounds, the tiny cow - which is named Rani - has become something of a tourist attraction in its native Bangladesh.
Currently found at a farm in Charigram, the miniature beast has been visited by hundreds of people in recent weeks, with many flouting lockdown restrictions for the opportunity to catch a glimpse of it.
"Rani is a craze as she has a high possibility to have her name in the Guinness Book of World Records," said local farmer Kazi Mohammed Abu Sufian.
At 23 months old, Rani - which is a white Bhutti (or Bhutanese) cow with dwarfism - is not expected to get any taller, meaning that she should technically be eligible for the world record.
The current record of 24 inches was set by a tiny cow from India named Manikyam.
"She doesn't eat much," farm manager Hasan Howladar told BBC News
"She eats a small amount of bran and straw twice a day."
"She likes to roam outside and seems to be happy when we take her in our arms."
Source: Smithsonian Magazine
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