Despite the fact that Bangladesh is under nationwide coronavirus lockdown, thousands of people have gathered to get a glimpse of Rani, a 20 inch (51 centimeter) tall dwarf cow whose owners claim that it is the world’s smallest cow.
Defying the nationwide lockdown, people across the country could be seen flocking in rickshaws to the farm in Charigram, 30 kilometres southwest of Dhaka, where Rani resides. Rani is 23-month-old dwarf cow whose pictures are going viral across social media platforms and it has even set off a tourist frenzy.
Rani is 26 inches (66 centimetres) long and weighs only 26 kilograms but the owners say it is four inches shorter than the smallest cow in Guinness World Records.
The closest rival to Rani is Manikyam, a cow in the Indian state Kerala that currently holds the world record. Shikar Agro farm reportedly bought the cow from a farm in Naogaon shortly after its birth. As per Guinness World Records says Manikyam, from the Vechur breed, was 61 centimetres high in June 2014.