Despite the COVID-19 blockade, the owner of a dwarf cow attracted a large crowd in Bangladesh. They appealed to the Guinness Book of World Records, hoping to obtain the record of the world’s dwarf cow.
According to an article published by the Agence France-Presse (AFP) on Thursday, the height of this heifer named Rani is 51 cm, which is about 20 inches. According to reports, after a photo of an all-white calf appeared on social media, the farm where Rani lived was crowded with tourists.
Shikor Agro farm manager MA Hasan Howlader told AFP: “Despite the coronavirus lockdown, people still travel long distances. Most people want to take selfies with Rani.” “In just three days, more than 15,000 people came to visit. Rani… Honestly, we are all tired.”
“We didn’t expect such a big interest,” Howard added. “We don’t think people will leave their homes because of the deterioration of the virus. But they come here in droves.”
It is said that the size of Rani is about half the size of other Bhutanese dairy cows on the farm. Bhutanese dairy cows are one of the most popular meat dairy breeds in Bangladesh-beef is the most popular delicacy in Bangladesh. In neighboring India, people generally oppose the consumption of dairy cows due to religious and cultural sensitivity.
Manikyam is currently the world record holder for the world’s shortest dairy cow. His height was officially measured at 61 cm in June 2014, which is 10 cm taller than Rani. Manikyam, located in Kerala, India, is a Vechur cow, a dwarf breed that usually grows to about 90 cm.
“It’s very hot and humid, and we believe this will have an impact on the height of our cattle,” local veterinarian Dr. EM Muhammed told Guinness World Records. “If Vechur cattle are taken to other parts of the country, their height will increase over time. Only in Kerala can they maintain their short stature. It’s really fun!”
Sajedul Islam, a Bangladeshi veterinary officer, told AFP that the 23-month-old Rani may not grow taller and is a product of “genetic inbreeding.”
Islam also urges farms to limit the number of tourists flocking to see Rani, warning tourists that “they may carry diseases that threaten Rani’s health”.
Although the number of virus cases in Bangladesh has increased sharply in the past month, so far, concerns about the health risks associated with COVID-19 appear to have had little impact on the influx of dairy tourism.
“I have never seen anything like this in my life. Never,” said 30-year-old tourist Rina Begum after seeing the heifer.
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