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Tiny 20-inch cow is born on farm in Bangladesh

By T.K. Randall
July 18, 2021 · Comment icon 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 | Comments (10)

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by 'Walt' E. Kurtz 2 years ago
Comment icon #2 Posted by glorybebe 2 years ago
So cute!
Comment icon #3 Posted by acute 2 years ago
That's a labrador/bulldog cross! 
Comment icon #4 Posted by Buzz_Light_Year 2 years ago
Comment icon #5 Posted by HandsomeGorilla 2 years ago
That is one cute ass cow that I probably *I* wouldn't even eat...  ... Probably... 
Comment icon #6 Posted by jethrofloyd 2 years ago
Cow Floresiensis.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Jon the frog 2 years ago
I don't see that tiny cow living a long life... just walking look like pain.
Comment icon #8 Posted by ted hughes 2 years ago
I looked them up, they suffer from dwarfism but I couldn't see references to any other condition. Think how cool it would be to say to guests "do you take milk?" and then calling a miniature cow in from the garden!
Comment icon #9 Posted by O. G. Wottasnozzle 2 years ago
Got milk? Of course. Let me pass you the cow.  But ... 'mini'scule? Oops!
Comment icon #10 Posted by Still Waters 2 years ago
Update: World's smallest cow - 20-inch high Rani - is posthumously recognised by Guinness World Records

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