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Guinness World Records recognises Rani as ‘world’s shortest cow ever’

Guinness World Records has recognised Rani as the world’s “shortest cow ever”.

The 2-year-old Bhutanese (Bhutti) cow lived on a farm near Dhaka, Bangladesh, but died last month.

According to Guinness World Records, Rani measured 50.8cm (20in) in height and weighed just 26kgs (57lbs).

She shot to fame earlier this summer after Shikor Agro Industries Limited posted clips on social media.

Kazi Sufia submitted an application to Guinness World Records with the belief that she was the smallest cow he had ever seen.

More than 20,000 people visited the farm to see Rani, otherwise known as Queen, as did officials from Guinness World Records.

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We reported in July that the body would come to a conclusion in three months, which it did on Wednesday, September 29th, 2021.

Dies from overeating 

According to a statement from Shikor Agro Industries Limited, in Bangladesh, the cow died due to “overeating and gas accumulation in her stomach”.

Mujtaba Abul Ahad, the executive director, said: “The Queen is dead!”

“Root Agro’s Queen died before being recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records for Bangladesh as the smallest cow in the world.”

“Rani was taken to hospital on the advice of our veterinarian Mr Atikuzzaman due to excessive gas during the photoshoot.”

“Specialist doctors provide necessary treatment for the Queen’s wellness right after being taken to the hospital. After treatment, the Queen died after being well for a while, making all of us upset.”

It is understood that genetic inbreeding caused her short stature. It was, therefore, unlikely that she was going to grow any bigger.

@guinnessworldrecordsShortest ##cow ever – Rani: 50.80 cm (1 ft 8 in) 🇧🇩♬ original sound – Guinness World Records


According to Guinness World Records, Manikyam was the previous holder of the title, standing at 61.6 cm.

Ashkay N.V, who farms in Kerala, India, owns the Vechur cow. The breed is well-known for producing dwarf cows and grows to a maximum height of approximately 90cm.

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