According to the owners, the Rani is 51 centimeters long and 10 centimeters smaller than the Indian Manikyam cow, which is currently the world’s smallest cattle in the Guinness Book of Records.
The 23-month-old animal lives on a farm in Charigram, southwest of Dhaka. Rani is 66 centimeters tall and weighs only 26 kilograms. The farm manager, MA Hasan Howlader, said the other cows on the farm are twice their size. According to Howlader, the authors of the Guinness book want to decide on the record holder in the next three months.
Meanwhile, the little cow has become a media favourite. Many newspapers and TV stations reported about Rani, and thousands of visitors traveled to the farm. “In the past three days alone, more than 15,000 people have come to see Rani,” said Holder. “Honestly, we’re tired.”
According to the provincial government’s chief veterinarian, Sajid Islam, Rani’s size is the result of inbreeding. He recommended that the farm limit the flow of tourists. “They can bring diseases that threaten Rani’s health,” Islam said.
Publication date: 07/07/2021, 02:02 pm
Last update: 07.07.2021, 2:23 pm