In Bangladesh, thousands of people are visiting a cattle farm to see Rani, 20 inches (51 centimeters) tall cow, despite the severe wave of Covid-19 The owner claims that it is the world’s smallest cow and aims for Guinness World Records.
Rani, which is almost 2 years (23 months) of age, has become a social media star through the coverage and spotlighting the tiny bovine, by the newspapers and many TV channels. Thus, resulting in a new tourist spot at a cattle farm near Dhaka.
“I have never seen anything like this in my life. Never,” said Rina Begum, 30, who came from a neighboring town. Although Bangladesh is facing a nationwide shutdown due to record coronavirus infections and death related, yet thousand are flocking in rickshaws and bikes to the cattle farm in the Charigram, about 30 kilometers (19 miles) southwest of Dhaka.
Rani is just 26 inches ( 66 centimeters) long and weighs 57 pounds ( 26 kilograms) only. The owner claims it is almost 10 cm shorter than the smallest cow in the world.
The manager of Shikor Agro farm, M.A.Hassan Howlader, measured the rani by using the tape and showed the crowd how she dwarfs her closest rival Manikyam, a cow in Kerala state and holds the world record currently.
Howlader told, “People come long distances despite the coronavirus lockdown. Most want to take selfies with Rani.” He also claimed that World Guinness Records has decided to take the decision in 3 months.
“More than 15,000 people have come to see Rani in the past three days alone,” he claimed. “Honestly speaking, we are tired.” “We did not expect such huge interest. We did not think people would leave their homes because of the worsening virus situation. But they have come here in droves,” Howlader, the manager told.
Rani, the tiny cow, belongs to Bhutti or Bhutanese breed. It is popular in Bangladesh for its meat. However, the other Bhutanese cows are double the size of Rani.
Sajedul Islam, the government’s chief vet for the region, said that Rani is the result of a genetic disorder and is unlikely to get bigger.
He also warned the farm owners not to allow too many tourists and restrict the influx. “I told them they should not allow so many people to crowd the farm. They may carry diseases here that threaten Rani’s health,” he said.
However, Rani is a new star and sensation for the people. They take selfies, spend time with her and enjoy the moments.
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