World’s Smallest Cow? Dwarf cow becomes celebrity in Bangladesh

A dwarf cow received a celebrity status in Bangladesh after visitors flock to the farm where she is in Bangladesh.

The 23-month-old Bhutanese cow (or Bhutti) named Rani stands 51 cm high and weighs just 28kg.

Despite the national lockdown over 15,000 people have visited the Rani at her farm in Charigram, near the capital Dhaka.

Farm manager Hasan Howladar has applied to the Guinness Book of Records, saying Rani is the world’s smallest cow.

Mr Howladar bought Rani last year from another farm in Bangladesh’s north-west Naogaon district.

He says she has walking difficulties and is afraid of the other cows at Shikor Agro farm, so she is kept separate from the rest of the herd.

“She doesn’t eat much. She eats a small amount of bran and straw twice a day,” said Mr Howladar. “She likes to roam outside and seems to be happy when we take her in our arms.”

Currently the title for the world’s smallest cow is being been held by Manikyam, in neighbouring India, which measures 61.1cm from the hoof to the withers.

Guinness Book investigators are expected to visit the farm soon to check if Rani made the cut to win the crown of the world’s smallest cow.

With only a few weeks to go until the Islamic festival of Eid al-Adha, there has been speculation about whether Rani will be sold for sacrifice. But farm authorities said they had no plans to part with her.